Things That Make My Life Hell, Part 1: App Domains

Brian in Coding | 0 Comments March 26, 2010

I’m going to start a new series of posts titled, “Things That Make My Life Hell”.  The goal of these posts isn’t to explain to you why you should be glad you’re not me.  No, the goal is to pick some of the harder, messier problems I’ve had to deal with and explain how I solved them.  That way, should you ever have the misfortune of facing the same problems, hopefully you’ll be armed with a solution.

For today’s misfortune I’d like to focus on .NET app domains. More...

Cider Performance for VS2010

Brian in Cider | 0 Comments January 8, 2010

It’s been a long time since this blog has seen any posts about Cider.  I haven’t been sleeping.  Instead, I’ve been tuning.  For the last six months I’ve been heads down focusing on the performance of Cider in VS 2010 both for WPF and for Silverlight.  ScottGu’s post about creating another public release candidate hopefully has you convinced that we’re very serious about ensuring that the performance of the product meets your expectations.  I thought it would be helpful if I talked about some of the specific things we’ve done in Cider to help with performance.


Some Silverlight 4 Beta Links

Brian in News | 0 Comments November 18, 2009

There's a lot of cool stuff coming in Silverlight 4. Here's a couple of interesting links to get you started:

And of course, if you're brave enough to be running VS 2010 Beta2, you can download the Silverlight 4 Tools Update that gives you full VS 2010 / Cider support.

Live Video Streaming of PDC 2009

Brian in News | 0 Comments November 18, 2009

Probably old news by now, but live streaming of PDC 09 is available here. The video is Silverlight based, and it's awesome to see how well Silverlight is handling it. You can rewind the stream almost instantly and when you zoom it to full screen it will adaptively update. On my 1900x1200 monitor at work I'd say its DVD quality or better.

If you're itching to see Cider in VS 2010, scan back to 1:30 in the video.