Bytes by MSDN: Anders Hejlsberg and Tim Huckaby discuss the Future of C#

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Join Tim Huckaby, Founder of InterKnowlogy & Actus Software, and Anders Hejlsberg, Technical Fellow at Microsoft - at Build 2011 - as they discuss the future of C# and the latest projects Anders is involved in. Anders, the "Father" of C#, discusses the exaggerated rumors swirling around prior to Build 2011 about losing the ability to use C# and VB.NET in building new metro apps. He speaks to the fact that C# and VB are first class citizens in the Windows 8 universe along with C++ and Java Script. Tim & Anders also discuss the Async feature and how this form of programming is becoming increasingly important when building responsive apps. You'll also hear about the Roselyn Project that Anders is currently working on. Great interview not to miss!

About Anders

Anders Hejlsberg is a Technical Fellow in the Developer Division. He is an influential creator of development tools and programming languages. He is the chief designer of the C# programming language and a key participant in the development of the Microsoft .NET framework. Since its initial release in 2000, the C# programming language has been widely adopted and is now standardized by ECMA and ISO. Before his work on C# and the .NET framework, Hejlsberg was an architect for Visual J++ development and the Windows Foundation classes.

Before joining Microsoft in 1996, Hejlsberg was one of the first employees of Borland International Inc. As principal engineer, he was the original author of Turbo Pascal, a revolutionary integrated development environment, and chief architect of its successor, Delphi.

Hejlsberg co-authored "The C# Programming Language", published by Addison Wesley, and has received numerous software patents. In 2001, he was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Dobbs Excellence in Programming Award.

He studied engineering at the Technical University of Denmark.


About Tim

Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI)- Touch, Gesture, and Neural, in Rich Client Technologies on a broad spectrum of devices

Tim has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press. Tim has been awarded many times for the highest rated technical presentations and keynotes for Microsoft and many other technology conferences around the world. Tim has been on stage with, and done numerous keynote demos for many Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Tim founded InterKnowlogy, a custom application development company, in 1999 and Actus Interactive Software in 2011 and has over 30 years of experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team on a Server Product. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Microsoft MVP and serves on many Microsoft councils and boards like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council.


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