July 2005

8 posts


In a prior post, I wrote about 3D Displays. Well, the New York Times wrote an article about new 3D TVs emerging within five years via Emergic. Ordinary TV sets deliver 500 lines of resolution. Most high-definition screens reach 1,050. The HD3D hits 1,280 lines and counting - which means better picture
Read more » Jul 31, 2005, 1:26AM

C# News

PDC session abstracts have recently gone live with some new details on the C# language. Some of the other tracks don’t really intrigue me as much. Avalon and Indigo are already in beta, so I don’t expect much to change before release. IE7 needs to play catch up in web
Read more » Jul 19, 2005, 10:30AM
.NET , C#

Getting Web Services

When I left Microsoft in 2000, the overall strategy of the company had shifted to some notion of computing as “service.” It was obviously developed by executives high up and being forced-fed top down to all the product units.  This new strategy was nicknamed “.NET,” and soon every product would soon have the
Read more » Jul 12, 2005, 11:12AM

Longhorn Beta

Paul Thurott reports the Longhorn Beta 1, a developer release, slipped to late July, but screenshots of build 5203 appear to be available (yawn!) and invitations to beta testers have already been sent out. Paul maintains that feature-complete Longhorn Beta 2 will still be released on Nov 2005; most other reports indicate
Read more » Jul 12, 2005, 3:03AM

Microsoft At War With Self

Last year, Joel wrote a widely read post on “How Microsoft Lost the API War,” concluding… Much as I hate to say it, a huge chunk of developers have long since moved to the web and refuse to move back. Most .NET developers are ASP.NET developers, developing for Microsoft's web
Read more » Jul 11, 2005, 11:42PM

Dynamic Typing in C#

The next iteration of C# is poised to become multi-paradigmatic, addressing numerous issues in programming. Most discussions focused on SQL and XML data integration and concurrency, but new features mentioned by a journal submission suggest an assault on dynamic languages is in preparation. Eric Meijer and Peter Drayton recently submitted
Read more » Jul 11, 2005, 10:11PM
.NET , C# , VB

Notepad2 with Ruby

I modified Notepad 2 version 1.0.12 to provide better support for editing Ruby and makefiles. I also included shell context menu integration to provide one click access to Notepad2 for opening any file. Notepad 2 C++ source code The exe was compiled with VS 2005 beta 2, but that shouldn’t
Read more » Jul 6, 2005, 9:46PM

Array Covariance Among Enums

Cyrus, developer of C# at Microsoft, posted a quiz on casting arrays of value types. He hasn't posted the answer to the quiz yet, but I already knew the answer, which highlights an important difference between the way the CLR and the C# compiler treats enumerated constants. From the perspective
Read more » Jul 3, 2005, 5:38AM





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