July 2004 - Posts
Well blogged now, but wanted to mention that Jim has released IronPython and the PPT for his talk as OSCON. I learnt from Sam's post that Jim has joined Microsoft, wondering where Sam got that from I soon found answers in Jason's post. Its great news that the CLR team has Jim on board and I will be very interested to see what his work will mean for dynamic languages (such as Python and Perl) on the CLR. My hope is that Jim can now work with the Perl, Ruby and other communites to get these languages running full featured and fast on the CLR. Indeed I really hope Jim will continue his work with the Mono community as I feel sure the folks there could help in the effort. I would love to see Jim on Channel 9 (hope your listening Scoble :)
Check out Miguels comments on the subject (no shame in that cheese burger Miguel ;-) and Edd's cool Mono. IronPython and GTK demo
Jason is looking for other devs, PM's and testers for his team, if I could follow Gudge's lead in living in the UK (Manchester like me) but wor for top class team like the CLR team (in Gudge's case for Mr Box's team), I would be right on it.
Past 2am here, been trying out SQL Server 2005 beta 2 for the last couple of hours and wondering (as I did at the start of the year) on a merger of Mono's CLR and MySQL.
Rob blogs about his day-before-the-first-day at OSCON. Great to see OSCON getting underway, really looking foward to seeing some of the stuff come out of the show. A few sessions I wish I could see.
Would have been great to see have seen a few more Mono sessions and maybe a session or two from the P.Net and Rotor folks.
Mr Box has news that ICE is now running on the CLR. I will admit I was not really aware of ICE, having grown up on RMI/CORBA-IIOP/DCOM and then web services and .NET Remoting, other brokers and services I did'nt cover. Its interesting to read about ICE and how its compared to CORBA (comparing IIOP seems a little odd to me as CORBA can be used over RMI/sockets and other delivery means). Will be interesting to see what this all means for Indigo.
I have yet to go through the spec in some detail but the following you may have heard before
native XML datatypes to the ECMAScript language, extends the semantics of familiar ECMAScript operators for manipulating XML data and adds a small set of new operators for common XML operations, such as searching and filtering. It also adds support for XML literals, namespaces, qualified names and other mechanisms to facilitate XML processing.
Sounds a lot like C-Omega?, maybe thats why Herman Venter is one of the Microsoft folks on the TC. Maybe the work in C-Omega will find its way into the CLI?
The technology that drives what your reading right now, .Text, has a new name Community Server :: Blogs and its creator Scott Watermasysk has a new job. Scott has joined Rob Howards startup, I think they need another for the fold.
Coding all week on a mission critical app, the kind that can't, just can't go wrong. Tommrow we go live, nerves? the sheer man hours means sleep won't be a problem....and very soon me and my bed will meet :)
Sean has the scoop on a preview release of Blue Dragon's CFMX for .NET. Well done to the team, it now means CFML is running on the CLR and JVM...next stop maybe Parrot. Much as I know (and correct me if I am wrong) its the first main stream web app technology to run on both. I will hopefully find some time over the weekend to play with this and C-Omega.
Dare has the scoop
, the C-Omega compiler
is available for download
!! Whats C-Omega? XML and SQL query handling all native to C# (remember all the talk of X# and Xen? early projects that lead to C-Omega ).
Dan has some notes on requests for someone to help lead the Perl 6 development. That is development of the language and it running on Parrot. Dan is writing Parrot as the runtime, Larry is designing Perl 6, but someone needs to help Larry's designs happen on Parrot and lead the Perl devs into making it happen. As one of the folks I have muchos respect for and a thought leader, I think John should do it
Mono's mighty man has some notes on Flex
, its great that he notes the markup for Flex is simpler and about the cross platform abilities of Flex into the Flash player, great to see. Flex for .NET is on its way Miguel !
Got to admire Scott, written a lot of books and articles in his time and now is working towards a fiction title
. I like Scott wrote a lot when I was young and it was a dream come true to get my own book out there, non-fiction as it was. The flame to write fiction also like Scot still burns away, so hats off to him for giving it a serious shot. There is an old saying of "write what you know" and I am not sure personally I would write about computers. I am sure Scott's idea will be corker but the writer in me would fancy a challenge, to write about my other interests, to find drama and excitment about a topic I don't live and breath 24/7. Maybe that way it could stay fresh, maybe. The biggest challenge facing Scott will be finding a publisher, with his publisher contacts he should find it easier than most new authors to fiction and his subject material will mean a potential captive audience. However its still far from easy and some authors write 10 books before one gets published. As I say however you have admire Scotts ambition to do this, maybe some day I will have a serious go too.
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