Monthly Archives: October 2011

Something for the weekend?

I haven’t had time lately to read any computer books, mainly because I’ve been trying to finish a book on basic Economics that I bought at the airport last week. This weekend though, I did get to read a couple … Continue reading

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An Englishman’s home is his castle

Channel 9 have recently published an interesting video interview with some of the creators of Drawbridge. Various researchers at Microsoft Research have been doing work revolved around software isolated processes. This time they have a scheme which allows software isolation, … Continue reading

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Tell Roslyn I’ve been waiting for her

I just got my hands on the Roslyn preview, and having six hours to wait at Seattle airport, I thought I’d have a play with it. On first impressions it is really good. You should note that the implementation is … Continue reading

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There’s no debugger for this situation

Debugging the Development Process by Steve Maguire This is a great read about things that are wrong with typical development processes. The author fills the book with anecdotes from the time he spent at Microsoft, first working on various teams … Continue reading

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Catch it if you can

How Debuggers Work: Algorithms, Data Structures and Architecture by Jonathan B. Rosenberg I’ve recently become interested in using the debugging API of the CLR, so I thought this book might be a useful read. The first thing to note is … Continue reading

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What a Functionally Perfect Day!

Mark Dalgarno organised a fantastic one day conference in Cambridge last week – FPDay. To me, the day was a perfect mix of talks on functional programming together with 3 hours of hands-on time learning more about one of the … Continue reading

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Anything you can do, I can do too.

There is a slight weakness in the WinRT diagram that Microsoft put out at //Build/. In the diagram, the managed languages are listed as supporting XAML , but only the C++/WinRT combination is listed as supporting DirectX. As far as … Continue reading

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