Sam Gentile enthuses about the availability of the CLR on the Mac. Another thing is that Mac users, like PDA users, appear to be more willing to support small/Micro ISVs. Whether that would hold true for a Silverlight (i.e., non-native) UI, I don’t know. But maybe I’ll buy my first Mac since the F/X on which […]
I’ll be listening to this podcast ASAP.
Charles Petzold and Jeff Atwood have gotten in a bit of a kerfluffle that, I think, is an unfortunate example of how online writing can escalate and over-dramatize disagreements between even two talented writers. I’m sure that Atwood appreciates Petzold’s work and I’m sure that Petzold appreciates constructive criticism. I’m not going to link to […]
That Microsoft was going to increase support for dynamic languages is no surprise: they’ve been talking about that since (at least) PDC ’03 and various hires and initiatives have clearly been in the works. I haven’t seen the DLR yet, but my big question is: what version / runtime / patch level of the CLR […]
Ozzie compared Google’s position to Sony’s position with the PS2 a few years ago. But doesn’t that make IBM Nintendo?
Scott Guthrie just announced IronRuby! Yeehaw!!!!!! — Silverlight binding; demoing on Mac — Dynamic Language Runtime announced — “Shipping later this week” (I’m sure he means shipping a beta / CTP) — Uses Ruby naming scheme when programming .NET libraries (weird. Not sure I like that.) — “Switch the console into Python mode, Ruby mode, […]
Voyager is moving at ~17KPS … divided into 300,000 KPS … multiplied by 3600 * 24 * 365.25 … multiplied by 20. ~370,000 years to reach Gliese. To me, a 200-year mission is about what I could imagine our civilization buying into. No way gravity assist can scale; I don’t think solar sails scale; no way […]
Just back from a 4-day mini-vacation in Kauai, hiker’s paradise (well, if your idea of paradise is a hike in the rain to the world’s highest swamp along knife-edge ridges with 3,000′ drops…) Looks like I missed lots of interesting goings-on and Mix is going to generate tons of posts, so back to work. In […]
Michael Suess’s fantastic series of brief interviews with concurrence gurus concludes with Microsoft’s Joe Duffy (whose own blog is must-reading for performance-oriented windows developers”>)contains the intriquing quote in the title. I smell CLR support!
Jonathan Edwards has a great piece of speculation. Man, if John Lam has produced a native CLR Ruby (maybe based on the IronPython codebase) in 8 months, he’d be the run-away winner of this year’s He-Man Programming Award.