Once I saw a link called ''add all videos to queue" on the BUILD even page, disappeared soon.
Hmmm.....there used to be such a job post, now removed https://careers.microsoft.com/JobDetails.aspx?jid=37375
you just reference to System.Runtime.WindowsRuntime.dll then you can use await for WinRT async methods.
WinRT uses IAsyncOperation its not Task but it supports await pattern.
There is aloso AsyncInfoFactory class to convert a Task to IAsyncOperation stuff.
Yes they can.
and people has done that. http://ermau.com/using-winrt-from-net/
variadic template for visual c++ is the 'Duke Nukem Forever' of Microsoft, the ultimate 'vaporware'
According to brent rector, Microsoft actually tested and ensures those WinRT APIs not related to Metro UI or app model, eg. Networking APIs, to work properly in Desktop apps.
and during the Going Native Live at BUILD, the WinRT team are just focusing Metro scenarios in this release, and they are open to consider WinRT for Desktop apps after delivering this release first.
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are they recorded ? and if so, will they be uploaded ?
some more issues:
What about the database accessing layer ?
.NET: ADO.NET is NOT there, so ???
.NET & JS: WCF Data Services + OData, WCF Ria Services
What about the web-services/Cloud accessing layer ?
in somewhat related news, Mads Torgersen gave a presentation about Async in .NET at the JVM Language Summit in July, technically no news here for us, but the talk is packed with jokes about Java/C#, especially the first 10 minutes, very funny to watch.
and he was wearing the 'save the day with C#' shirt.