Aaron Stainback

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  • Visual Studio Achievements For Windows Store Apps

    Hey it's nice to have these new achievements but there is still a bug in one of the Azure Acheivements."Show Me The Cache"

        <dataCacheClient name="default">
            <host name="xxx.cache.windows.net" cachePort="22233" />
          <securityProperties mode="Message">
            <messageSecurity authorizationInfo="[xxx]"></messageSecurity>
        <dataCacheClient name="SslEndpoint">
            <host name="xxx.cache.windows.net" cachePort="22243" />
          <securityProperties mode="Message" sslEnabled="true">
            <messageSecurity authorizationInfo="[xxx]"></messageSecurity>

    DataCacheFactoryConfiguration config = new DataCacheFactoryConfiguration("default");
    DataCacheFactory cacheFactory = new DataCacheFactory(config);
    DataCache defaultCache = cacheFactory.GetDefaultCache();
    defaultCache.Put("testkey", "testobject");
    string strObject = (string)defaultCache.Get("testkey");


    With the above code It seems I should get the acheivement but it does not unlock.  Please help.  Thanks.

  • YOW! 2012: Jafar Husain - Rx and Netflix, A Match Made in Composable Asynchrony

    Loved the talk but I was curious why not use something similar to ODATA URI\URL Conventions instead of just paths?  That should still allow for a easy resource based caching strategy but with some more query ability other than just paths.  What do you gain with just paths?


    Again loved the talk!!

  • Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript

    I like it, especially all the inference.  Even though I don't like java script very much, this seems pretty nice.

  • Retrieving remote data using xhr

    This seems to be the wrong video for the description text.  This is about event handlers not WinJS.xhr()

  • C++ and Beyond 2012: ​Alexandresc​u, Meyers, and Sutter - Ask Us Anything

    Thanks for this.  Will there be more C++ and Beyond 2012 posted?  Thanks.

  • Announcing Achievements For Visual Studio 2012 RC

    "Show Me The Cache" Achievement still BROKEN!!!  I've been waiting to get this thing forever please fix ASAP!!! It's the only one I need.  I have all the rest.  I did this many times with the Azure 1.6 and it never worked and I was told it was a bug and would be fixed in the next achievement release.  Now I'm using Azure 1.7 and the latest achievement release and I tried the "shared" cache which is the old way of doing it and I also tried the new cache preview and neither unlocked this achievement.  What's the point of Achievements if some are really un achievable.


    Here is the link where karstenj says it's a bug with the cache url.  PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP!!



  • GoingNative 9: LINQ for C/C++, Native Rx, Meet Aaron Lahman

    This is great news!!!

  • Internet Explorer 10 Test Drive on Windows 8 Release Preview

    My IE10 crashes within a few minutes of opening two or more tabs.  I have a NVIDIA Geforce 560 Ti 2Gb.  I did this on Consumer Preview as well.  I was hoping Release Preview would fix it but it did not.  Also weird enough it did not do this on Developer Preview.  Please fix this in time for the final release.  Thanks.

  • What is a database, really?

    Erik and Brian together are the best!!!

  • DEV281 - Visual Studio 11, .NET 4.5, and Parallelism

    Why did you use Task.Factory.StartNew and call the query.Execute() instead of using Task.Factory.FromAsync and calling ExecuteAsync().  Wouldn't this perform better and look pretty much identical?  Thanks.

  • Stephan T. Lavavej: Core C++, 1 of n

    I also would like to see forward declarations.  I'm also curious about typedef and as much as possible about the Preprocessor if that's considered part of the core c++.  Thanks.

  • Go In Three Easy Pieces

    I love ad-hoc\duck typing.  I think this is one of the best features in Go.  In C# it is very painful to get something close to duck typing\ad hoc interfaces without a lot of performance penalties..  I usually switch over to F# and static ^ types for my structural typing needs.  One of the biggest problems with any large code base in almost any language in my opinion are these weird object hierarchies that only the original designer can understand. (or maybe no one can understand)  The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) in an early preview version had great duck typing support but in the recent versions it has been removed.  I wish it was still there. Sad