May 2004 - Posts
Its almost 4am here, its getting light and I just have to keep coding on....although I am getting cold so bed is starting to look good :) Quite timely given I am working on Rotor right now.....
Via Sam - Michal has a note on the MSR Academic Days event in Portugal, some very interesting slides to digest, a few that caught my eye.
- C Omega, as mentioned at the .NET 2004 event I guess this is will be standard presentation so the slides are worth viewing now that they are avaialble
- Rotor as a research platform
Sam echos my own concerns that resources for the greater CLR/Rotor community needs to opened up, while research work is very important not all the work is academic, its very important that the results of the work and discussions as whole are are shared out to the greater community.
Michal also notes C Omega has its own web site now, worh keeping an eye on as I am (and I am guessing) that it will show up as a Rotor drop (just as Genrics did).
all report on various jobs opening up at Macromedia. The Flex gigs are all US however there are postions world wide. Doing Flex for a living, a dream job as always.
POGO and PREFast, Wesner Moise has the scoop
. Sadly they are C++ only, I just can't figure out why?
Spent a bit of time digging around for the results of Rotor RFP 2002. Here are the results of the first 15.
- Views - Vendor Independent Event and Windowing Systems based on XML for Rotor - slides and paper.
- Abstract Operational Model for the Semantics of C# - paper
- Supporting staged computations within the Common Language Infrastructure - slides and web
- A (reflective) meta-Architecture for .NET - no details located, but contact located here.
- Design and Implementation of Concurrent C#.NET - no details located.
- Extending Rotor with Distributed Garbage Collection - no details located.
- Adding low-level pure capability-based protection to the CLR for supporting flexible and secure embedded and mobile applications - web
- synopsis: Factorizing the JIT and other projects - no details located
- Towards a rotor-based computer science curriculum - web
- Runtime Subordinate Threads:Using Simultaneous Multithreading To Improve Runtime Behavior - no details located, but contact located here
- Using C# on .NET as a Development Platform for Wearables - Web and related papers.
- Constructing Scalable Web Services using Microsoft Rotor Code - Web
- Modeling the performance of Rotor applications - no details located
- Integrating Lua with Rotor - Web and slides
Lots of great stuff coming from TechEd, check out Roberts posts for the latest.
Well blogged and certainly worth all excitment, I am very buzzed about this new product. As I am right in the middle of testing a software project at the moment, this caught my eye, oh yeah !!!
A weekend of wedding invites, create them (which takes a long time, these things could win an oscar), deliver them (could do with a freight plane), collect them.
- Miguel has a note on a project to write a GCC WHIRL to IL compiler, an interesting project.
- Mono 0.91 windows installer, Gonzalo has news of a windows installer of a 0.91.99 release of the Mono source. Its had a few issues and when I tried the installer the Gac install failed and no sign of XSP :(
- Mono hackers at work, great pic of some late night coding (the light could have done with being move though). Not sure on the career payh Jackson suggests for Ben :D
- WSE 2.0 out the door, Robert has the news. Time to upgrade my WSE book :)
.NET 2004 is almost here (May 31st to June 2nd), some very interesting talks and workshops going on at this event. Hopefully the papers will be made available after the event. I was very interested to see Damien Watkins talking about C Omega, nice that this language is still around and I am as buzzed about it as ever.
Michal has announced the list of this years projects to obtain funding for research based on Rotor. I agree with Michal there are some very interesting and exciting projects and hopefully the results of the research will be made available for general consumption by the Rotor community. Some items that caught my eye.
Don has mentioned some interest in Iron Python
and points to the PyCon paper that Jim presented
, great to see, will be interesting to see what he makes of Jim's work. As the paper states, much of the work that Jim has done does not involve any large scale CLR hacking or unmanaged code, it's largely about correct translation and management of types. Of course the LCG additions that the CLR will include in whidby
as well as Microsoft's long term goals
to get dynamic languages (such as Python) running (in equal performance terms) on the CLR will also help matters, indeed will be interesting to see what differences these additions will make to the Iron Python compiler.
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