Back in February I blogged about some of my thoughts on the experimental languages Microsoft Research was playing around with.
Today, Soma announced the formation of a team to move one of those languages, F#, from the realm of research to the realm of practitioners.
For those of you who complained that there wasn't enough differentiation between .NET languages - this will be fun :-)
I recently had a discussion with Lisa Feigenbaum of the VB dev team regarding performance improvements in the upcoming version of Visual Basic. She pointed me to the following 2 interesting resources:
Cameron McColl, VB perf developer, talks about and demonstrates several of the VB perf improvements in Orcas:http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=328382#328382
He also did a webcast, which you can view here:
For a lighter look at the latest WEB 2.0 technologies, watch this.