Brad Abrams was a founding member of both the Common Language Runtime, and .NET Framework teams at Microsoft Corporation where he is currently the Product Unit Manager of the Application Framework team which is responsible for delivering the developer platform that powers Rich Internet Applications and core innovations in the .NET Framework. Specific technologies owned by this team include parts of Silverlight, the Managed Extensibility Framework.
Brad has been designing parts of the .NET Framework since 1998 when he started his framework design career building the BCL (Base Class Library). Brad was also the lead editor on the Common Language Specification (CLS), the .NET Framework Design Guidelines, and the libraries in the ECMA\ISO CLI Standard.
Brad co-authored Programming in the .NET Environment, and was editor on .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1 and Volume 2 and the Framework Design Guidelines.
Brad graduated from North Carolina State University in 1997 with a BS in Computer Science. Find recent musings from Brad on his
Stuff Brad recommends you check out
- Brad Abrams' blog
- Brad Abrams' book
- Brad Abrams' session at PDC: "Building Amazing Business Applications with Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft .NET RIA Services"
- Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2
- Silverlight 4 Beta (now includes RIA Services)