It is enlightening to learn functional programming just for the different perspective on coding. However, I doubt that it will be very useful in real world application development.
I would have been more interested in a discussion about how Microsoft language developers intend to improve support for concurrency and transactional software in the next versions of their respective languages. Workflow Foundation looks like it has potential,
but it would be great if there were better support for it in the languages and good examples of how it would actually be useful in real world application development scenarios.
Good discussion to watch nonetheless. One of the first in a long time I actually watched from beginning to end.
Is the list of VS 2005 SP1 issues on Vista a work in progress, or is there a link we can visit to see it in its current state? Is there a working list of issues for people participating in the SP1 beta?
Marketing has no place on Channel 9 (from our Doctrine). This means, that we don't use Channel 9 as a way to market our products. It does NOT mean that we can't interview interesting people who work in Marketing. Make sense?
I remember Jay from his days of presenting at VBLive! a few years back. He was with Clarity Consulting (I think?) back then, doing a presentation with Andrew Brust, MS NY Regional Director. I'm a little surprised that Scoble didn't do this interview
considering that he used to be involved in VBLive! but maybe they worked there at different times (plus scheduling conflicts of the here and now).
Anyway, it's good to see someone with actual experience doing what most professional software developers do with VB working on the VB.NET team, rather than some CompSci PhD who might understand compilers and programming languages but whose experience with applications
is limited to sample code and proofs of concept.
One thing I would like to see is some creative genius applied towards making software that allows people to make CGI movies. Like what the Red vs. Blue folks use Halo for. People already use video games like Halo and World of Warcraft to make entertaining
Webcomics and video; I'm surprised no one out there has gone out and tried to cash in on that phenomena.
EDIT: Oops, hope I don't get the Red vs. Blue guys in trouble.
It's refreshing to see someone so enthusiastic about their job! Of course, if your job is developing world-class video games for an entire world of videogame players to play, it's not so hard to imagine being enthusiastic about something like that, but
it's interesting to see the actual realization of such a dream.