Wednesday, Oct 7
Our compiler is old. There are comments in the source from 1982, which was when Microsoft was just starting its own C compiler project. The comments of that person (Ralph Ryan) led me to a paper he published in 1985 called “The C Programming Language and a C Compiler”. It is an interesting read and some of what he describes is still reflected in the code today. He mentions that you can compile C programs with two floppy drives and 192K of RAM (although he recommends a hard drive and 256K of RAM). Being able to run in that environment meant that you couldn’t keep a lot of work in memory at a time.
Thursday, Oct 1
Summer 2015 has come and gone (in the northern hemisphere at least!), and four releases of ASP.NET have hit the internet in that time. With the Visual Studio 2015 release in July the team released ASP.NET 4.6, a major update for our ASP.NET frameworks and tooling. Additionally, ASP.NET 5 beta 5 was released with Visual Studio 2015 so that developers could start to explore the new development framework. With several updates to ASP.NET 5 since that date, and the introduction of the new ASP.NET web hooks tools, there are many new features and capabilities to explore. In this post, we’ll focus on the newest features for web developers.
Tuesday, Sep 29