April 2008

After the MVP Summit in Seattle, I started to dig into the Parallel FX framework (currently under a CTP available here). In just a few words, the framework is composed of: Task Parallel Library (TPL), that provides means to manage task (i.e. units of execution), and exposes a TPL API, represented by the static function…

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I had to do some output formatting in C++ for showing the content of a buffer. Take for instance this buffer:

I wanted the output to be like this:

The simples way to do it is like this:

That for loop achieves the goal. But then, I though, why not using std::copy?…

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Here is a list of, what I consider, good F# resources. Hopefully you’ll find them helpful. Official Documentation Official F# page at Microsoft Research F# manual informal F# documentation Forums and Wikis F# wikicontains articles, tips and sample code hubFSa very good forum focused on F# Blogs Don Syme’s Blog: the blog of F#’s creator…

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As it became a tradition, Google made a few April Fool’s Day jokes. Here is a list of the best ones: Virgle, http://www.google.com/virgle/index.html AdSense for conversations, http://adsense.blogspot.com/2008/04/introducing-adsense-for-conversations.html GMail Custom Time (this one rocks!), http://mail.google.com/mail/help/customtime/index.html Google Calendar Wake up Kit, http://www.google.com/googlecalendar/new_wakeup.html Google Books Search Smell, http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2008/04/google-book-search-now-smells-better.html Google Weblogs, http://buzz.blogger.com/2008/04/announcing-google-weblogs-beta.html Google Talkabout, http://googletalk.blogspot.com/2008/03/google-talk-goes-green.html Microsoft did a very…

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