Ok, I’ve just started working with Microsoft’s Distributed Caching API (aka “Velocity”) and while I’m very happy with the features thus far (can’t wait for notifications!), I really think the API needs a TryGetValue method. Right now you have the Get, GetAndLock and GetIfNewer methods and all of those return type Object. My suggestion is […]
Ok, I just discovered a nasty little problem with ScriptReferences to script files that are embedded in assemblies that are installed in the GAC… starting with System.Web.Extensions itself. First, in case you’re not already familiar with this subject, the way scripts are referenced when they are embedded into assemblies is by building a URL to […]
Ok, that’s a really long title for a post, so what the heck do I mean by all that? Well, I’ve started working with the CompiledQuery class and I’ve run into a language limitation problem that almost makes any kind of performance gain I might get from CompiledQuery not worthwhile when using projections due to […]
It’s WPF week over on Channel 9 and a new episode went up yesterday which has David Teitlebaum, a PM on the WPF team, giving an overview and demos of the new lower level features that SP1 brings to the table. You don’t want to miss it, so hop on over and check that out. […]
Greg Schechter has begun a series that covers the ins and outs of the new effects API in WPF 3.5 SP1 (3.6??). This is the real effects API we in the WPF community all been waiting for. It’s completely GPU based and unlocks an infinite amount of potential for WPF designers.
Somasegar broke the news this morning and provides some details of what to expect from the service packs. Jump on over to his blog to read about it and then click here to start downloading. Also note that if you’re using Expression Blend 2.5 preview, there’s an update to that which makes it work with […]
The new Nine Inch Nails album, titled The Slip, was just released. The album is completely free to download. I’ve just started listening so I haven’t formed an opinion yet, but the first two tracks are straight up NIN recipe and I’m liking it so far. Oh and, unlike Ghosts I-IV (which I also love), […]
Alright, finally! A step in the video direction for Zune. Starting today Zune now offers a plethora of TV shows for download from the Zune Marketplace. Microsoft really should have been out of the gate way before Apple’s ITunes with this stuff because they already had all the content for the 360. These are pretty […]