Very cool! Really shows the expressive, declarative nature of Rx. Big improvement over the way we normally do things.
How about a video showing asynchronous programming via Rx?
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Rico rocks! I'm "super excited" to have him as the lead for VS. I am feeling good about where VS is headed with him at the helm.
My beta 2 review so far:
Stability sucks. I had VS2010 crash on me about 8 times last night within an hour of use. Almost always due to editing XAML in a designer window. I guess that's what betas are for.
Performance is excellent. Feels faster than VS2008.
Still trying to figure out historical debugging.
If this the stability issues get ironed out, I'm thinking this will be one of the best VS releases.
I gave STM.NET a try the first week it was released.
The basic API usage is simple: for most problems, a simple "put this code inside Atomic.Do block" does the trick. Very cool.
The support is great, too. I posted a complex, real-world problem we are facing at the company I work for, and asked how STM.NET could be applied. Several of the guys quickly responded with some excellent suggestions.
So, what does the future hold for STM.NET? The main concern, I think, is the performance. A 5-7x perf hit over non-transaction code is hefty and daunting. But I suspect the team is already working on these perf issues.
I'll be keeping a close eye on this project.
Wes really is a rockstar developer.
Wes, please resume blogging, we miss you.
Here are some thoughts:
I'd love to ditch Google. I've tried Yahoo, Live Search, Ask, and all of them fail for one reason: the search results aren't as good.
All Bing's cool features are nothing if the search results aren't up to snuff.
One other thought. Bing is kind of a funny name. When I was a little kid, bing was what we called our..ahhhm. Bing Is a Name for Genitals.
First few minutes of the video:
"Most of the original CLR guys have left."
"Where did they go?"
"Most of them are working on Midori."
Man, MS is really putting some valuable resources on Midori. I think Chris Brumme and Joe Duffy are now working on Midori (haven't said it explicitly, but you can read between the lines). And Midori is a rather secretive project; searching for it on MS Research just points to the old Singularity project. MS seems to have big plans for this.