BrandonFurtwangler Brandon​Furtwangler

Niner since 2005


  • Anders Hejlsberg - LINQ

    the 'var' identifier isn't a class, but rather a C# 3.0 (i think) keyword that tells the compiler that you want the type of q to be determined by how it's used.


    var i = someArray.Length; //i is an int


    var i = 1.0; //i is a double

    var i = {Name = "BillG", Title = "Chief Architect"}; //i is an anonymous type with string's Name & Title

    pretty niffty if you ask me.  very similar to python actually where you dont have to declare the type because it just gets inferred by how its used.  I like it!
  • Shell Team - Exploring and Using Windows Vista

    that keyboard in the background looks kinda interesting.  Any idea what make/model it is?
  • Anders Hejlsberg - LINQ

    that is the most amazing thing I've seen in a long time. 

    now I know what the WinFS docs were talking about when they said C# 3.0's integrated query would be supported for querying WinFS stores.
  • David Smith (and others) - Meeting the Interns

    KevinB wrote:

    A huge fan of Channel9 and I have been following it from the beginning, although this is the first time I have actually replied to a video.

    I would love to try and intern for MS but unfortunately, MS Redmond won't accept interns from outside of North America. This means everyone here (in Ireland)  doing their placement, which is a full year of work with a software company, are advised to go to MS Ireland in Dublin.

    I have friends there this year who say it is amazing but I would still love to apply for a year with Microsoft in the US as I would pretty much like to leave Ireland and get out to the states for a year.

    Is there any chance that Microsoft might be changing its Undergraduate recruiting practices in the future? Or do you have the e-mail address of somebody I could contact for more information?


    I think you've got it all wrong Kevin.  One of the interns in my groupd this summer was from Ireland.  I think he said he had to go to England to interview, but Microsoft then flew him over to Redmond where he is right now.

    I'm sure it's not as common as US interns simply because it costs them a lot more, but he said 3 guys from his class got to interview.
  • David Smith (and others) - Meeting the Interns

    Hey guys!

    I know Dave from MSU and Caleb and I were in the same group this summer (Avalon).  Both great guys.  Its good to see some Intern love here on Channel 9.

    About the 'what's PDC' guy...he is wearing the very fasionable 'MS intern' shirt that is given out at NEO.  Every intern leaves with more MS cloths than non-MS cloths!

    Seriously, interning at microsoft was great.  Tons of smart people, tons of stuff to do (in and outside work).  Tons of free pop.  And unlike lots of places you could intern, you actually get to work on stuff that ships.

    MSU represent!
  • Karsten Januszewski - Home video of Avalon presentation at Flash Forward conference

    Hey Nathan, your blog rocks!  Who was the other guy that mentioned having a blog?
  • Pablo Fernicola (and others) - An hour with the Avalon Team

    I think you're missing the point Beer28.  This was done without tools.  When v1 rolls around they will have tools and most people wont directly type the xaml.