Programming languages

I always get asked by our customers about market share of the major programming languages and what percentage of people are programming in .NET vs. Java or PHP or … .  Technically .NET should be broken into the specific language as the .NET framework supports multiple languages.  There is no perfect way to come up…

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Java and .NET interoperability session at Egypt Java Developers Conference

I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2nd annual Java Developers Conference being held in Cairo (where Microsoft was a gold sponsor) by the Egyptian Java User group.  The session was about interoperability, specifically interoperability at the application layer between Java and .NET and the many ways you can achieve interop, but really the one…

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Watch this LINQ video

If you’re at all interested LINQ, watch this video. Even if you’re not interested in LINQ, watch the video and you probably will be.  This was Anders’ presentation at MIX. It shows some very impressive capabilities of LINQ for XML queries which I plan to use in a few mashups soon.  This was one of…

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Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) – great news for .NET development

Check out Jim Hugunin’s blog post about the new Dynamic Language Runtime, better support for dynamic languages (Python, Ruby, …) on .NET.  This is huge for me, .NET already had support for dynamic languages but this takes it to a new level with a better security model and more real integration with the full .NET…

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