I caught up with the great Rico Mariani
, Visual Studio's Chief Software Architect, after his keynote at a VS partner conference held on the Microsoft campus.
He tells us all about the improvements in
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2
. Rico and team have taken the performance and reliability of Visual Studio to new levels in this release. Gone are the days of synchronous assembly and COM component reference look-ups (woo hoo!!!). Gone are the long start up times.
Gone are roughly 90% of the performance bottlenecks that slowed down the development experience inside the VS2010 Beta 1 IDE. The Visual Studio development team worked their tails off to improve perf and reliability across the board. Tune in to learn about
what they did and what they will do prior to RTM. Truly excellent engineering goes on in building 42. Well done, team!
Rico also discusses his final blog post in his VS history series, a
5,000 word up to the minute historical piece
. After watching
Tina's great VS documentary series
, Rico decided to add his own perspective in a 10 part blog post blitz. Great stuff!