At TechEd, I got a chance to sit down with Doug Seven, a Technical Product Manager on the Visual Studio Team System to discuss why developers would be interested in VSTS 2008, agile development, and the next version of Team System codenamed "Rosario."
SQL Server 2008 RC0 is now available for download!
What's new in SQL Server 2008
If you're not familiar with what's new for developers in SQL Server 2008, check out this video with Christian Kleinerman showing off new T-SQL statements,
SQL IntelliSense, Geo-location, File stream...
Steve Clayton points out, the list of
official sessions at PDC (October 27-30th) was recently updated with four Windows 7 sessions on graphics, touch computing, energy efficiency and new native networking APIs for Web services.
Stephen Toub shows off two demos, one using the AsParallel statement to dramatically decrease LINQ query times and the second demo is a simple image editing application that enables you to add dynamic coloring/black and white to a photo, similar to effects
in movies like Pleasantville or Sin City....
Stephen Toub, a Program Manager on the Parallel Fx team, demos how to get 400+% performance increase in a CPU intensive Ray Tracing program by switching one line of code from a regular for loop to using the Parallel.For command.
John Lam demos using IronRuby with Silverlight and how it can be used to build a command-line interpreter for Ruby commands similar to
TryRuby's browser interpreter, except running on the client instead of the server. John also shows a beautiful visualization of a Silverlight watch powered...
For those of you who don't know Rafal Lukawiecki, he works for
Project Boticelli and is a well-known and highly rated speaker at events like TechEd. In this interview, I ask Rafal how he manages to be the #1 speaker at Tech Ed Europe so many years, about what data mining is and how it can...