Please accept my apology for posting before seeing the video. I got the idea that Scott was a "silent partner" (so to speak) from the text. My bad...
Also, every other "brand" I could think of, including name mashups, just didn't float. So I violated the principle "if you can't think of something better, just shut up." I guess I'd better hurry up and sign off!
I have an immediate need for more threading info and a future need for this concurrancy and coordination runtime.
In the near term, I'd like to be better at threading with common related ASP.NET patterns or functions. Such as: file access and update coordination, access and update of memory-cached single database objects, scheduled process coordination, and so on. I'm
expecting to discover more uses with better skills in this area, especially for the AJAX type processing or other things I haven't encountered yet as a deliverable.
In the future, I'd like to revisit some past ideas on physical system simulation that permit calculations without the level of explicit synchronization that has been required in the past. The CCR seems to be a great fit for that. If this can lead to easier
deployment to calculation on arbitrary processor/network configuration, that would be great. In fact, there are some natural network problems that would really benefit (think simulation of electrical distribution networks. Or flooding analysis on major rivers.).
So simulate a network on a network (a statement only a geek would appreciate!).
Any pointers on either topic would be appreciated. You can email me direct at Walt AT NOSPAM Lounsbery.com. Thanks!
A really great video about some fantastic technology!
Like everyone else, I am itching to get my hands on the library and try out some stuff. It looks like it will solve some very specific problems for me.
On a related topic, this prompted me to check out the latest C# threading books to see if there's anything good out there. Scoping Amazon and B&N only provided the "C# Threading Handbook" by Tobin Titus, et al. Might have the content, but doesn't get a good
rating (plus it is about $80 on Amazon for a 300 page book). Anyone got a better suggestion for sources on doing it "old style"?
I had heard about The Working Network via Scott Watermysysk. However, the website right now doesnt' get the points across as well as Robert's interview. This helps me understand that I need to keep a close eye on happenings at The Working Network.
The Community Bar is fantastic! It will be a great addition for Web browsing, tagging, and communication. I can't wait to use it.
Perhaps plans are already underway to hook this up with other new things like Live. That will be fun!
The best part about the Channel 9 executive interviews is their unscripted nature. Otherwise we are seeing the professional press or well-rehearsed demo keynotes. So this really gives us a more personal view of the folks at the top of Microsoft.
I'd like to see more focus on what drives Microsoft executives. What about their business innovations? We know about product plans thanks to corporate transparency, but a lot less about those people and how they like to run the firm.
For example, the press are talking about the excruciating Microsoft interview process of the past and how that might change. What would Steve like to do with that situation?
Steve touched on a vision of Microsoft success for the next ten years. What does he think is important for that success, business-wise? How does the partner program expansion mesh with the traditional developer support? And so on.
Channel 9 just keeps getting better and better.
P.S. Reading the comments has shown me the error of my ways. Someone else is wearing the Tuxedo! Damn, now I have to upload another avatar!