I'm really excited about this. I'm a desktop app developer, and Silverlight would let me easily move my skills to web development. Excellent!
I've got a question. What's the status of 3d support? Being able to embed 3d in a web browser has been something of an impossible task without any "boil the ocean" kind of schemes. Does Silverlight include any of the 3d technologies included with WPF?
*edit* oops, just watched the video, and I see there is no 3d support in Silverlight. Well, can't say I blame them, it would certainly bloat the download and restrict the target platforms.
I would concur with the other posters, you guys should release this as a seperate product from the Robotics download. Just put it up as a download by itself; it doesn't need its own MSDN developer center or anything so elaborate.
Another thing I'd like to request is XML documentation on the code. I really rely on this sort of thing while coding for quick information on parameters, methods, etc. It would be a really nice thing to have.
I'm really excited about this library. My jaw dropped a little seeing the build times decrease by nearly the number of processors in the system. So many of us developers have at least hyper-threaded processors, if not physical dual core machines. The real application
seems obvious there.
I am also really excited about the lockless way of sharing state by using that particular arbiter task...I think Interleave was the name. That sounds really sweet -- do you know how much we devs toil over using locks just to get the shared state right? Man,
if I could move some of my code to use these interleaves rather than locks between methods, holy cow I could save so much time and probably improve performance as well.
George, this library looks great and the demos really help out. I wondering if there are any demos that use Windows Forms? As you know, UI code combined with concurrency gets hairy since we can touch the UI only from a single thread. Is this something the CCR
can still work with? I see a WinForms adapter bundled inside the Robotics IDE...maybe you could elaborate a little?