CodeGuru Blog - December 2009 Archives

What do NGWS, COM++, and .NET All Have in Common?

Do you know what NGWS, COM++ and .NET all have in common? About ten years ago, these were all candidates for the name of a new framework being created by Microsoft. NGWS and .NET were the two that came down to the wire, but we all know that .NET won.

Delayed: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0

Scott Guthrie and Somasegar have both announced the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 will be delayed. How long the delay will be is unknown. In fact, March 22nd, 2010 was announced as the launched date. Nothing was stated specifically about moving this date; however, both indicated that the release would shift a few weeks.

Multi-core Development is One Step Closer to Being Required

In my last blog entry, I mentioned Intel's futuristic 48-core chip. That is a long-term look that might cause you to believe you still have time to wait before considering multicore issues in your applications. If you are not considering multiple cores today, when developing your applications, then you are falling behind. While tapping the power of multi-core applications isn't critical in a dual core world, quad-cores are starting to make inroads into the market place and early next year you'll see the number of six core systems start increasing. Just as the release of quad-core systems pushed dual core to the mainstream. We should be able to expect six core systems to push quad-core mainstream.

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