David Treadwell On Longhorn, Managed Code, WinFX, IronPython, and VS2005 Whidbey Release Schedules

Just got off the phone with David Treadwell, Corporate Vice President of the .NET Developer Platform. Naturally, we started and ended the talk with the blogosphere’s current buzz about “.NET 2.0 Breaks Apps” and “Longhorn Isn’t Being Built On Managed Code.” Along the way, we touched upon languages, optimization, and the future of managed code. […]

Microsoft Reverses Stance on Diversity!

Steve Ballmer concluded that: “diversity in the workplace is such an important issue for our business that it should be included in our legislative agenda….Accordingly, Microsoft will continue to join other leading companies in supporting federal legislation that would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation – adding sexual orientation to the existing […]

Moore’s Law Footnotes

I just wrote an article on Moore’s Law (it’s not available online yet). I ran long and am using this as a “one-to-many” footnote link: “Cramming More Components Onto Integrated Circuits,” Gordon Moore “No Silver Bullet: Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering,“ Fred Brooks “No Silver Bullet Revisited,“ Brad Cox “The Law of Leaky Abstractions,“ Joel […]