Visual Studio 2010


What a great week for Microsoft developers!  Visual Studio 2010 released Monday.  Silverlight 4 released yesterday.  The Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio are still in RC with the second release candidate made available this week.  Plus, the SharePoint team just anounced that SharePoint 2010 RTM today.   Another important milestone is that F# is…

F# and Silverlight at Microsoft Cambridge, Monday Night


If you missed my talk on Silverlight last Saturday at the Microsoft Waltham Code Camp 13, I’ll be doing the presentation again with more time to go into more details at the Microsoft Cambridge office near MIT on Monday night April 5th, 2010 at 6:30 PM.  Please join.  Everyone is welcome.  We usually have pizza and sodas.  It will be…

F# 2.0 Runtime/VS 2010/.NET 4 RC now available for MSDN subscribers


MSDN subscribers yesterday were given the ability to download the release candidate (RC) of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.  The suite of downloads includes the F# 2.0 Runtime. One piece left out of the RC version is Silverlight 4.  So if you are developing with Silverlight 4, keep working with Beta 2.  According to ScottGu’s blog, there will…

Architecting Solutions for the Manycore Future


I will be presenting this Wednesday at the Architect Factory at the NERD Center in Cambridge, MA.   Talk Title:             Architecting Solutions for the Manycore Future Speaker:            EEvent:                   The Architect Factory Part Deux Date:                     January 27, 2010 Track:                    Solution Architecture Track (SA)   Abstract: This talk will focus solution architects toward thinking about parallelism when designing…

F# Parallel Programming Video


The video for my F# talk on Parallel Programming with Visual Studio 2010 is now available for viewing at http://vimeo.com/8493636.  In this video, I discuss some of the advantages of .NET 4 and F# for asynchronous programming plus some of the new analysis tools built into Visual Studio 2010 for visualizing concurrency.   You can…

Parallel and Concurrent Programming with F# Slides and Code


Thank you to all who showed up at my talk last night.  As promissed, please find the slides and source code for the demos.  Special thanks to Mutaamba Maasha, who came up with a recursive solution that would process our list of 1 million 64 bit integers without running into a stack overflow error.   The…