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Anders Borum Borum.NET
  • PDC09 Workshop: Developing Quality Software Using Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010

    I attended this pre-conference workshop, hoping that I would see "demonstrations of code quality best practices that have been proven to work on a variety of projects", but unfortunately, the workshop didn't touch on this subject at all.


    In fact, most of the stuff presented was focused on how to drag stuff around and irrelevant stuff such as coloring of visuals in UML diagrams, and zooming in and out of diagrams (hint: don't read out loud what it says in the new context menus - your audience can read etc.).


    The first half of the workshop was a complete waste of time, and this is not just my personal oppinion. I heard from several other guests that they found the first half a complete waste of time. The second half picked up the pace, but Todd Girvin kept dragging the level down to level 100, where as Chris Tullier wanted to do level 300 - 400 stuff, being more of a experienced developer.


    Too bad, I was hoping for more.

  • Announcing Channel 9 Live at PDC09

    PDC is going to be a blast; can't wait to get started on the sessions and meet the other devs in the lounge. Charles, please make sure the big Channel 9 guy is attending the keynotes too, as it was great fun last year. Oh, almost forgot, bring plenty of small Channel 9 guys too for throwing out to the audience.


    Did I miss something or are there no sessions with Anders Hejlsberg this year?

  • Expert to Expert: Web Programming, JavaScript with Types and Flapjax

    Sounds interesting, but seriously, did you look at the source code of the "flapjax.js" core file that backs the demos? I am impressed with the efforts put in the framework (and obviously the idea), but the implementation is not impressive. Perhaps I'm biased; I'm using mootools / jQuery and am really impressed with the beauty of these frameworks (both in design, idea and implementation).

  • C# 4.0 - Questions and reasons behind the answers

    I completely agree with the question on covariant return types. When I met Anders at the PDC bookstore I really tried to get the message across and I've been pushing the request for a long time (as have numerous other people in the community).

  • Windows Vista - 64 bit in the Mainstream

    Charles, while I agree that they are fundamentally the same operating systems there seems to be a big difference in the user experience between Vista and Windows Server 2008; meaning that users on the server operating system find it more stable and responsive. I guess this is because of the different tuning (as you mentioned) and actual components that are loaded in memory - or that Vista is not tuned to the workloads they throw at it.

    I run Windows Server 2008 x64 on a box with 8 GB of RAM and am truly enjoying the benefit of more RAM (and it even plays nice with Call of Duty 4). There is no way I'm ever going to install Vista (again) on my box and it's by far the best development setup I've seen (you've got to love the combination of VS 2008 SP1, .NET 3.5 SP1, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008).

    See you at the PDC (wahoo).
  • C# 4.0: Meet the Design Team

    I have the same problem downloading the large WMV version.
  • C# 4.0: Meet the Design Team

    I'm really looking forward to PDC this year - and will definitely to be seated up front when the C# team presents the latest ideas and implementations.

    If there's one thing I'd really like to see in C# 4.0, then it would be covariant return types. I know it's going to take a new version of the CLR, but please take it into consideration (once more).
  • Pex - Automated Exploratory Testing for .NET

    Too bad about the 64-bit version. We're more and more developers running in 64-bit environments (even in development), so it would really really nice to have access to the entire suite of tools. Running in a virtual environment when doing unit testing is probably one possible workaround, but I would definitely welcome 64-bit support.

    I've subscribed to the PEX list but haven't seen any trafic yet.

    Automated unittesting is worth dying for if done right. Can't really think of any code that wouldn't benefit (I suspect they even used Pex to test Pex Smiley).
  • Pex - Automated Exploratory Testing for .NET

    Nikolai and Peli,

    Very interesting technology - looking forward to v1.0 and a 64-bit version. Speaking of 64-bit, when will you release a beta that supports that version of the framework?