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  • C# biggest awesome

    , IDWMaster wrote


    Don't be lazy with cleaning up after yourself! Even in C#. Just because it has a garbage collector, doesn't mean you can be that lazy. Always call Dispose() on IDisposables (including MemoryStreams, and ESPECIALLY Bitmaps), and I'm in the habit of setting everything to null when I'm done using it (not sure if it actually matters though; performance-wise). There are still SOME memory leaks in C# to watch out for. 


    <sarcasm>I set everything to null 5x just to be sure, and terminate all lines with 5 ;'s just in case.</sarcasm>

    Disposing is important, yes, but setting stuff to null?  Pointless noise.  Stop it!  Perplexed 


  • Windows to Windows ad nauseum

    Interesting, thanks for posting it. Big Smile


  • No-one has mentioned "The Nineys" survey on the home page ...

    , Ian2 wrote

    You're gonna need a bigger boat. attendees get a FREE ticket to the Shark Reef in Vegas (first come, first bitten). sharkreef.com

    Cool Big Smile

  • C# biggest awesome

    I agree that events/delegates are at the top of the list.  I also appreciate LINQ, and generics, but that's a .NET thing, not C# per se.  Many of the newer features are excellent, like extension methods, object initializers, automatic properties.  Most of all however, the way that the C# designers have embraced change and implemented features, like the new async CTP stuff, is really great.

  • No-one has mentioned "The Nineys" survey on the home page ...

    Hey I just got an email from Laura, saying that they are paying for our flight and hotel!  Awesome!  Big Smile

  • [LINK] Slides from Erik Meijer's NoSQL is CoSQL talk

    , contextfree` wrote

    @fanbaby: Huh? Category theory has been a huge influence on computer science for decades already, it's hardly a new thing, let alone a Microsoft thing. Although Erik Meijer's work at Microsoft has done a lot to popularize some of the ideas.

    After a quick search I see some references going back to 1975.  That was kind of surprising.  I thought the real first implementation was not until 1990's in Haskell (monads).  Please enlighten us further on the history, if you know.  Thanks!

  • Watson

    , JoshRoss wrote

    I wonder if IBM would allow Watson answer questions on Bing. It doesn't seem totally out of the question or does it?


    At the moment it's not possible.  However, I think they should open source the code (maybe they have ... not sure), and I'd bet that within a year or two it would be possible.  It's a worthy investment for the big search engines, plus work from the community ... definitely possible as a cloud based, even peer-to-peer system.

  • C#'s biggest mistake

    It's not a mistake per se, but C# and the .NET Framework need some notion of higher kinds to take things to the next level, I think.

  • How should we handle ads and promotions on C9?


    That's a tough question.  There's such a fine line between abusing the audience you've gained, and promoting that which we all feel is beneficial.  I know, especially since you're asking the opinions of 'niners, that you don't want to take advantage of the audience.  I just don't know where the line is.  It's obscure.  I think promotion of new MS tech/tools/events is perfectly reasonable, but I don't want to be bombarded.  You already promote good stuff on Ping and TWC9 etc..., and I think that's the best way to do it; but I understand the pressure to promote more.  I want to know about stuff that makes me better at my job, my life easier and gets me home on time ... but I don't want to see many ads on Channel9.   I think you've done a great job so far.  I wouldn't like to see a drastic change.  Perplexed  It's a tough one.  I think you might be better off just trying to roll more promos into the beginning (very quick) and end (a little more extensive is ok) of the videos, and try to make sure they are related to the topic at hand in some way.  Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

  • Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

    LOL, that's great. Big Smile