The Visual Studio Documentary: Anders Hejlsberg full length interview

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Anders Hejlsberg is a Technical Fellow in the Developer Division. He is an influential creator of development tools and programming languages. He is the chief designer of the C# programming language and a key participant in the development of the Microsoft .NET framework. Since its initial release in 2000, the C# programming language has been widely adopted and is now standardized by ECMA and ISO. Before his work on C# and the .NET framework, Hejlsberg was an architect for Visual J++ development and the Windows Foundation classes. Before joining Microsoft in 1996, Hejlsberg was one of the first employees of Borland International Inc. As principal engineer, he was the original author of Turbo Pascal, a revolutionary integrated development environment, and chief architect of its successor, Delphi. Hejlsberg co-authored "The C# Programming Language", published by Addison Wesley, and has received numerous software patents. In 2001, he was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Dobbs Excellence in Programming Award. He studied engineering at the Technical University of Denmark.



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    Saving the best till last? I've really been looking forward to seeing this! Smiley

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    super awsome Smiley

    anyone else getting choppy sound in the high wmv version? regular wmv works fine though Smiley

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    I know how you feel about learning to become a team player.  It hurts watching someone build on your own code especially the trivual things like calling a variable one name when you'd have given it another it makes you wonder what else they could be doing wrong.

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    Very good video.


    I would have liked to have heard Anders speculate on where we would be if Sun hadn't been so foolish as to drive Microsoft out of Java tool development.  But perhaps this lawsuit, while petulant and pointless, turned out to give us something far better.

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