As you might already know, compiling to native machine code is old fashioned. Modern compilers compile to some intermediate format such as MSIL (for .NET) or bytecode (for Java). This intermediate language looks a bit like assembly code but preserves meta data and actually knows about objects, classes, interfaces, types etc. unlike assembly language. When weContinue reading “JIT and Mono”
If you thought I was going to talk about your favourite *cough* editor Vi you’re wrong, sorry. Roland Weigelt (sounds kind of Dutch to me, but appears to be German) posted a nice article about VI, Visual Inheritance. A concept that should be as obvious as it gets, but isn’t. Programming in .NET is object oriented.Continue reading “VI”
I haven’t written much code the past couple of months. I’ve spent most of my free time on reading blogs, articles, reports, palying with new techniques, generally being informed about stuff happening in the “programming world”. I don’t think that it’s bad though, I quite like doing it actually. In particular when I can shareContinue reading “Writing little code”
Not what you think, or is it?
Ok, I admit it, this is in fact my 251th (this is my 250th) post on my website since I started my weblog in february this year. Thanks to all who commented on my posts, one of the primary reasons why I enjoy blogging :)
Detroit news: “Tired of sitting at endless red lights? Frustrated by lights that turn from green to red too quickly, trapping you in traffic? Now anyone can breeze through congested intersections just like the police, thanks to a $300 dashboard device that changes traffic lights from red to green, making nasty commutes a thing ofContinue reading “Gadget may wreak traffic havoc”
Since it was first “announced” I was intrigued by WinFS. Now, a lot more information can be found at the Longhorn MSDN website. What is WinFS?“WinFS” is an active storage platform for organizing, searching for, and sharing all kinds of information. This platform defines a rich data model, builds on top of a relational storageContinue reading “New WinFS details”
As the PDC (Profession Developers Conference) is progressing, more and more information is available on new Microsoft and .NET technologies. Current hot topic in blogspace is XAML (“Longhorn” Markup Language apparantly, it doesn’t seem to fit though :P). It’s an XML standard to define GUIs. To me it looks like a ASP.NET backport to Windows at firstContinue reading “XAML”
I just found an article about Visual Studio Whidbey on the new ASP.NET Whidbey site and guess what? Yay! :) More nice stuff there by the way.
YAML: “YAML used to be short for Yet Another Markup Language, but it’s been backronymed into the geekier and recursive YAML Ain’t Markup Language. It’s a “A readable, friendly language for storing lists, dictionaries, text, numerics and more.””