For the last few weeks the download speed has been about 60-90KB/s. Is anyone else having this problem?
Is it just me or does anyone else feel very sad when they see the devenv.exe process using a maximum of 25% CPU on a 4 core system or 12% on an 8 core system?
Does anyone have any insight on if compilers and installers have any embarrassingly parallel sections? One would think that with all the dependency graphs, compiling the leaves in parralled should be relatively straight forward.
Where's the ".AsParallel" for the compiler?
It not just that the free lunch is over, it's that the lunch was infected with a slow acting poison. It's getting inversely proportional, the more cores the slower the code runs.
Bring on the 1k cores, so I can give that old 486 a run for it's money.
Why is the Ampersand usage in Microsoft Office Spell Checker non-consistant?
For example these are valid:
John & Doe
but this is not
Why is it when there is a word on either side that the red squiggles get kick off?
How about these?
The& - &The
A& - &A
M&R - A & B
In some cases it is valid. For example when talking about gatherings like gala balls as in "The B&S Ball" (Bachelors & Spinsters). The bottom line is that I'm not sure why even having the ampersand next to a word is valid, but if it is a bug or by design; please explain?
I did a search and you are right it is there in bits and pieces but not as fully covered as it looks to deserve.
I did. The issue of modularity and security brought up by Herb is very interesting as it is something that programmers have to consider and have in their mind every day. No one wants the label of "your code has a zero day bug!". But if you can program in the mind of moularity and security is a side benefit, then sign me up.
I'd also be interested to hear more on Anders thoughts of concurrency, but I got the impression that it's still a too hard basket as you really need three things, 1 thread per core, async per thread, immutable data when concurrent (freezable collections and the like) and scaleable performance which really requires a new language as the concept count is too large. Someone on the WPF team should have done a concept count with MVVM.
Yes, you are right, I should fully qualify my question. How about "could we have more like this with the people available at Microsoft?" ie. between the language heads of C#/VB/F# plus any visitors or the like? Or even the sub languages heads like LINQ, RX, Entity, Windows, etc as they have similary problems to deal with in their own way.
I just saw a pretty good presentation from Laurence Moroney at PDC about WebMatrix and I was wondering if someone could do a video on a more "going deep" view of what it enables.
As far as my understanding currently is WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) enables the Silverlight application to communicate with the Web Services on the server. The problem is that the server also has to serve the Silverlight application as well from IIS, so the question is: does IIS treat each Silverlight application as an URL end point or as a reference from an ASP.NET host? From the learning courses on Channel9, I get the impression as it's a reference from a ASP.NET file which I think means no cross site scripting or in other words, as seperate URL end points with their own folders. Though I can easily be wrong...