Ward, inventor of the Wiki, says he's learned 100 programming languages, so we wondered if he feels particularly strongly about one of them over the others?
What's your favorite language? Did it teach you anything today?
When we were over visiting the Tablet PC team, we noticed that Michael Tsang used the command line to do nearly everything. Seemed like a throwback to the DOS days, and thought it'd make an interesting thread here on Channel9.
Who else here lives predominantly in a command-line interface?
Jim is a co-author of Nunit and Ward invented the Wiki, and both are believers in the "Extreme Programming" methodology, so we asked them to explain why it's so important to them. Jim covers the basic tenents of the methodology.
Are you using extreme programming in your development? Did…
Ward, the inventor of the Wiki and now an architect at Microsoft, is one of the more accomplished programmers we've interviewed, so we wondered how he would approach programming if he were to start his career today.
His answer is interesting: he introduces why programming in teams and being…
Ward Cunningham, who now works on the PAG team here (platform architecture guidance), was the guy who invented the
Wiki. Even Channel9 now has a Wiki. So, we owe that feature to Ward. Here we start out our interview with him by asking how he came up with the idea for the Wiki. We hear he's lurking…
Brad Abrams, program manager on the .NET CLR team, in his final video in his interview series, takes on the question of "what's the future?"
He raises the potential for yet another wave of innovation that'll happen in the industry. Some kid, in his metaphorical garage, will come up…
Euan, product unit manager on the SQL Server team, talked about why he still writes code every week. For instance, he needed to understand .NET because he needed to know what his team was in for (his team rewrote SQL Server's management tools in .NET).
Interviews at Microsoft are famous for being tough. Brad talks about why he applied to work at Microsoft, the process of getting interviewed, and his first job as release program manager on the Internet Explorer team.
To continue the theme (since
Greg Robinson told us not to ask people what working at Microsoft is like) here we get into Eric Gunnerson's daily routine. Eric is a program manager on the C# team.
Sorry, Greg, but we couldn't resist giving you these. We'll return to geekier topics tomorrow.