Thursday, July 29, 2004

IronPython 0.6 released

IronPython 0.6 has been released as Open Source Software under Common Public License - v 1.0.

IronPython is a fast Python implementation for the .NET framework and Mono created by Jim Hugunin.

Also note that from Monday (August 2, 2004) Jim will join Chris Brumme, Brad Abrams, Adam Nathan, Jason Zander and the rest of the Microsoft CLR team.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Jason Anderson on Channel 9

Jason Anderson, a member of the Visual Studio 2005 Team System, describes how Visual Studio 2005 can help with modern development methodologies such as test driven development:

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

C-Omega compiler preview available for download

Dare Obasanjo blogs about the preview release of the C-Omega compiler. The Comega language site is here. The installer can be downloaded here.

This is an evolution of X# (which was renamed Xen last year) and attempts to address the mismatch between relational data and object oriented programming.

Is this research going to become C# 3.0 - as discussed by Anders Hejlsberg - Programming data in C# 3.0?

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Monday, July 05, 2004

Microsoft "Next Media Research" Demo

Bill Gates and Steven Drucker demonstrate a new data visualization interface for multimedia: 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (a transcript of the speech is here).

PearPC - Mac OS X on Windows

PearPC is a PowerPC emulator. See SourceForge here and a screenshot here.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

First PMC: Yepp YH-999

To add to my WMA player dilemma, Samsung have announced a PMC device: Samsung YH-999. No real indication of when this is going to become available, although I4U indicate July 2004.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

MonoDevelop 0.5 Released

MonoDevlop is a Mono IDE. See a VS.NET user's first impressions here.