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on 12/9/2014 6:10 PM
Some time ago, Microsoft announced Orleans, an implementation of the actor model in .Net which is designed for the cloud environment where instances are ephemeral. We’re currently working on a number of projects in Erlang and have run into some assumption[...]
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on 12/8/2014 11:20 PM
Rosetta Code has a number of programming tasks with example solutions in multiple languages. One of those tasks is find the last Sunday of each month. Here’s a sample in C#: DateTime date; for (int i = 1; i <= 12; i++) { date = new DateTime(year, i, D[...]
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on 12/1/2014 3:14 PM
Here’s a few things you may not be aware of: C# identifiers can include Unicode escape sequences (\u1234 etc) C# identifiers can include Unicode characters in the category “Other, formatting” (Cf) but these are ignored when comparing identifiers for equal[...]
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on 11/17/2014 11:22 PM
Last week Gian Ntzik gave a great talk at the F#unctional Londoners meetup on the Nessos Streams library. It’s a lightweight F#/C# library for efficient functional-style pipelines on streams of data. The main difference between LINQ/Seq and Streams is[...]
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on 11/7/2014 10:17 AM
When is a string not a string? As part of my “work” on the ECMA-334 TC49-TG2 technical group, standardizing C# 5 (which will probably be completed long after C# 6 is out… but it’s a start!) I’ve had the pleasure of being exposed to some of the interesting[...]
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on 11/6/2014 8:17 AM
This post has a few purposes – it’s partly a bit of advertising, but it’s also meant to serve as a quick way of replying to speaking requests for a while… if you’ve been directed here by an email from me, I hope you’ll excuse the “form letter” approach. ([...]
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on 10/23/2014 2:07 PM
For a while now, I’ve been a big fan of a pattern in C# which mimics Java enums to a certain extent. In general, it’s a lovely pattern. Only after reading a comment on a recent blog post by Eric Lippert did I find out about a horrible flaw. Dubious thanks[...]
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on 10/10/2014 12:53 AM
Back in November last year, my eldest son and I popped over to the Insomnia Gaming Festival in Telford to take part in a game jam organised by Global GameCraft. (Today I  bumped into the source again on a USB stick). The theme for the day was “The Last A[...]
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on 10/7/2014 2:27 PM
Are you working in the enterprise? Do you find yourself, day-in-day-out, up to the eyeballs in unmaintainable code? Does the once beautiful architecture now more closely resemble a big ball of mud, that no amount of tooling will dig you out of? What [...]
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on 10/2/2014 12:21 AM
In a recent thread on CodePlex Mads Torgeson, C# Language PM at Microsoft, announced 2 of the key features planned for C# 6 release have now been cut: Primary constructors Declaration expressions According to Mads: They are both characteriz[...]
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