Debugging Multi-threaded Applications: Some Tidbits

I was lamenting that we haven’t really done terribly much to make multi-threaded debugging easier in say the last decade and I was fortunate enough to be able to have a conversation with Brain Crawford about it.   Brian is a long-time friend an colleague, we worked on the VC++ debugger years ago, he’s the lead…

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My History of Visual Studio (Epilog)

Visual Studio 2010 Launched on Monday.  Wow!  It’s HUGE.  A major round of congratulations are in order for everyone involved, not just on the Visual Studio team but also on the Frameworks team and the supporting teams and of course the customers whose feedback was so vital to the success of the product. I’ve already…

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VS2010 Beta2 performance and other issues

Just a few words of encouragement today:  I can’t emphasize enough how valueable your feedback is to us at this point; no matter how hard we try we simply cannot duplicate the diversity that is the real world.  We need to know what’s really working out there — what works for us isn’t enough.  Whether…

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Inside Visual Studio Beta 2 – Performance and Reliability

After my keynote speech yesterday at the Development Tools Ecosystem Summit Charles Torre caught up with me and we made this video.  Hot off the presses: Rico Mariani: Inside Visual Studio Beta 2 – Performance and Reliability It’s super-exciting 🙂 If you missed the keynote you can get virtually all the content by watching this video and…

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My History of Visual Studio (Part 10, final)

[All the other Parts: History of Visual Studio]  [Visit the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta web site for the latest info] Visual Studio 2008 Winds Down, Visual Studio 2010 Begins Just as things were starting to wind down on VS2008, I got a new assignment.  I was going to be Chief…

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My History of Visual Studio (Part 9)

[All the other Parts: History of Visual Studio]  In the last posting I talked about the “Whidbey” release, VS2005, but I feel like I left out two really important aspects so I’d like to start this part by rewinding a bit for those two topics. I had mentioned in Part 7 that some of the…

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My History of Visual Studio (Part 8)

[All the other Parts: History of Visual Studio]  I can’t really talk about what was going on in the IDE without covering what was happening in the runtime because their fates are so intertwined, so even though it’s off topic a little bit, allow me to cover some details from Framework 2.0. “Longhorn”, which became…

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My History of Visual Studio (Part 7)

[All the other Parts: History of Visual Studio] [I know I promised to talk about “Whidbey” in this installment but I realized I needed a bridge to get there or else I’d totally skip over “Everett” – so this is that bridge.] In MSN the arrival of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio .NET was…

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My History of Visual Studio (Part 6)

[All the other Parts: History of Visual Studio] The years 1998 to 2002 were very busy ones in the Developer Division.  I’ve previously written about “Dolphin” and I tried to give a sense of exactly how much changed during the Dolphin release and the sheer volume of work it required, but I think this period…

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