WinInsider WinInsider Mike, MCAD

Niner since 2004


  • Keynote

    developer community is in need of humanitarian relief more then ever from mental anguish caused by dilapidated assembly language targeting low level browser runtime that has been prosecuting us since 1995... 

    Bring out the Eliminator-4000 to our aid 😀  and let's put end to our collective suffering


  • Cortana on Windows 10 IoT Core

    What is the screen (link?) in the video that is connected to Raspberry Pi?

  • Scott Hunter - .NET Core SDK

    During demo, when publishing core app to Azure Docker Service, on the screen, Linux docker was the only choice visible... Can/will Windows option be coming soon, via that publishing wizard?

  • Mei-Chin Tsai & Jan Kotas - CoreRT & .NET Native

    Thank you for explaining the tremendous amount of engineering effort done to make .NET (CIL) run on new form of Windows Runtime.  The investment in this infrastructure piece of work allows mortal C# developers to write code in easy to understand language; and all the heavy lifting done by native compilation toolchain. Work as this can only be done by Microsoft; and is good to see teams at Microsoft pushing .NET Applications to run on more platforms... including mobile scenarios; which are battery and CPU constrained... so again, C# developers do not have to think too much about those issues.

    Please continue to invest in infrastructure engineering efforts; solving very difficult problems.

  • Immo Landwerth - Net Standard 2.0

    Agree, Java Swing does indeed looks shitty everywhere...LOL... however, there are better examples to model on... Silverlight (ran on Win & Mac) was built with XAML (style + layout) on top 2D rendering capabilities.  WPF arguably did not use native Win32 or GDI+ on Windows for drawing, but rather vector graphics, again had a rendering surface.
    Ask: Build cross platform 2D rendering surface for .NET Core (an infrastructure piece)... if Microsoft does not have resources for higher level UI widgets/controls... let community or 3rd party UI components partners build UI widgets/controls on top .NET Core cross platform 2D rendering surface.
    Edit: Office team may already have cross platform 2D "know how"... as they had to deal with rendering document/spreadsheet/powerpoint content on Android and iOS
  • Bart De Smet at Techorama 2016

    More Bart!

  • Introduction to R

    F# would have made a more interesting comparison to R... nevertheless, it seems that R statistical libraries can be access from F#...

  • Memory Compression in Windows 10 RTM

    Computers with 8GB or 16GB of RAM... Mehmet do you recommend disabling page file?

  • The Future of the Prism Library

    Value that Prism offers is immense...  far too many developers have constructed "big ball of mud" without any code structure.  Prism provides simple way to apply proven patterns and practices for building extensible, module and maintainable .NET application that can evolve with requirements, and withstand test of time.  Having architectural guidance such as Prism improves image of solutions build in .NET.   Application without necessary code structure look like a product written by struggling amateur.

    Practicing concepts contained in Prism library, help me to build better server side code (modularity, component discovery), and be more effective software developer.  I consider Prism essential part of any professional .NET application developer toolbox!

    Very glad to hear about potential of Regions available on WinRT and Forms.

  • Introduction to API Reviews

    @DanRevell: Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries

  • Cross Platform Development With Xamarin

    @Vimal Upadhyay: in that case, you should go with javascript and notepad for mission critical apps

  • From the Archives: Erik Meijer and Mark Shields - Compiling MSIL to JS

    @Charles: kudos... thanks for opening the vault 😃

    If the project would follow-through... could prove to be offering similar to GWT, but for .NET... was there no appetite for it?

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