Outstanding answer, Gov. I expected no less :) Thanks, guys! Appreciate the sage advice.
I've ended up going for the NetGear Nighthawk gigabit wireless router (ordered before I saw this...), but I will definitely get the high speed switch for wired connections. Unfortunately, I don't know yet what bottleneck the optical converter will present (my hope is that it is minimal...).
I hope folks find this useful and, even more importantly, understand that just knowing if a destination is reachable is not enough to move forward with network-intensive operations in your apps. The chances of leaving your customers in a wait-state are too high!
Know before you go! :)
Kudos to Oni Obi, a developer on my small quality engineering team, for constructing the nuget packages and for figuring out the VSIX problem (it's non-trivial to design VSIX packages for C++ components...), which enabled me to post to the gallery.
Really nice to see this old school approach finally materialize in 2015. We often talked about filming meetings and sharing them on C9, but we never got around to pulling it off (and frankly never figured out how to make it an enjoyable experience for viewers...).
Great work, Immo et al! Looking forward to more of these. API reviewing is currently one of the things we do on my not-so-new team. Great learning here!
@james: Well, experience is a rather important property of, well, most everything we do, including using development tools (languages, IDEs, debuggers, designers, compilers, etc...)...
Providing developers with a great experience while coding, debugging, building, designing, etc... is sort of the whole point. Not that you'll agree, but it's probably too bad that IDE doesn't actually stand for Integrated Development Experience... because in practice it absolutely does.
@CodeNameUnknown1: Thanks. Indeed, I've used the same point-and-shoot camera for most of my time on C9 (so, 10+years). I didn't think it was that bad, but if/when I do another one of these, I'll borrow some pro gear from Golnaz. Or, maybe she will film it and you'll get better angles, panning and, well, professional quality all around. :)
@scyonx: Unfortunately, the .NET API Design Guidelines Digest is not available. I've asked the .NET Framework people (some of them long time Niners... Hi Immo!!) when it may show up again (and understandably with some updated guidelines given it's age...).