Monthly Archives: April 2012

Let’s get it going

I recently gave a lightning talk at work on the subject of Erlang. In five minutes of slides and code examples I tried to give a feel for several interesting features that the language and its runtime offers – lightweight … Continue reading

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There’s nothing to see here

The release of Windows 8 is getting closer and closer, and there’s a lot of new material to understand around this new platform. Here are a few articles that have recently caught my eye. An msdn article on App contracts … Continue reading

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In the place through which we wander

It’s been hard to find any time for blogging lately. At work, I’ve been fully occupied getting Reflector to handle the new async feature in C# and VB, as well as doing loads of other Reflector enhancements. At home, I’ve … Continue reading

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A little Reflection can solve most problems

At the recent DevWeek 2012 I attended quite a few of the sessions by Dave Wheeler on WinRT. The resurrection of COM is really interesting, and Dave Wheeler is very probably right that the .NET framework libraries will now be … Continue reading

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Not your prototypical podcast

I’ve recently come across this rather good podcast on JavaScript, JavaScript Jabber. They have only done 9 episodes so far, but the fifth episode on JavaScript Objects, and the eighth with two members of the V8 (and Dart) team were … Continue reading

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You’re so static

I’ve spent a long time programming, for money, in static languages like C# and ML, and also a lot of time programming in dynamic languages like Common Lisp. Many times I’ve been involved in discussions about the trade offs between … Continue reading

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Let’s do this scientifically

For a long while, I’ve been meaning to spend some time investigating how much optimisation the .NET jit does to your program, and in particular how it trades off the debugging experience against the performance of the running application. I … Continue reading

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