At the April 2014 Build conference Microsoft made some far-reaching announcements about its .NET platform and the C# programming language. Yes, there was talk of C# 6.0, the next version, but the real changes are more profound. Specifically:
C# and Visual Basic have a new compiler, itself written in C#, code-named Roslyn. Roslyn is not
…continue reading Microsoft’s new open source direction for C# and .NET (and native compilation too): Anders Hejlsberg explains
Aside: Hejlsberg talks about the new Xbox music app in Windows 8.1 (and Xbox One) which
…continue reading Anders Hejlsberg says C# 6.0 to use Roslyn compiler, coming in next Visual Studio after VS 2013
At TechDays in Belgium Micrososft’s C# designer and Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg spoke on trends in programming languages; you can watch the video here.
I recommend it highly, not so much because of any new or surprising content, but because in his low-key way Hejlsberg is a great communicator. The talk is mostly not about
…continue reading Anders Hejlsberg on functional programming, programming futures
It’s the Easter holiday in the UK and I’ve suffered a bout of spring-clean fever. It is time, I decided, to clear out a mountain of old books and magazines.
A job like this always prompts reflections, the first of which is the sad decline of print journalism in the field of software development.
…continue reading Jewels from the loft: launch of Delphi, Netscape’s Constellation, HTML to die, Longhorn for developers