Fabulous adventures

Hello world, this is the new home of Fabulous Adventures in Coding. (The previous site is here.) Long-time readers will need no introduction, but if you are new here, please check out this short bio.

Today, November 29th 2012, is as I noted in my final post on the MSDN blog, my second-last day at Microsoft. After tomorrow I will be taking the next few weeks off and not thinking about programming languages for once. And after that, I’m starting a new gig in 2013 at Coverity.

Most of you probably have not heard of Coverity, but you have almost certainly used software that was affected by their tools. Coverity makes static analysis tools for software developers; these tools analyze source code written in C, C++, Java and C# and tell you about correctness and security issues before they ship to customers. Among their high-profile customers are the Jet Propulsion Lab team that wrote the software for the Curiosity rovers now running around on Mars and the software team for the Large Hadron Collider, which recently confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson. They also serve more down-to-earth customers; it’s not all weird science.

As an expert on the design and implementation of static analyzers for C# code — because, after all, that’s what the compiler is! — the opportunity to work in downtown Seattle on a small team to improve the C# analysis product was too good to pass up. And so here I am, continuing to try to improve the tools available for C# programmers.

Though I am no longer an “insider” on the C# design team, I intend to continue to blog about the design and implementation of C#, as well as other fabulous adventures in coding. If this sort of thing interests you, please subscribe to the RSS feed at ericlippert.com/feed, and please follow me on Twitter where I am @ericlippert.

Once I’m back from my short vacation we’ll get right back into it. Thanks for reading, and I look forward to sharing more fabulous adventures with you.


Next time on FAIC: Why are the bracing rules inconsistent in C#?

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74 thoughts on “Fabulous adventures

  1. I wish you all the best in your new role! I’ve been reading your blog for some years now and the quality of your posts was really mindblowing, also the way you explained complex things in so easy to understand matter – it was – and I hope it still will be – a pleasure to read about your fabulous adventures.

  2. Happy Birthday Eric! I can’t believe you had to explain when decades start, but anyway they are merely a construct devised by humans based on the duration of the orbit of one particular planet; whereas the official measure of time is not years, but the SI unit, the second, so you’re still a long way off from your 2nd gigasecond birthday. Good luck on this new site, it’s off to an awesome start

  3. Since you have time till you go full throttle in 2013, I hope to read your insight on the upcoming JRR TOLKIEN movie “The Hobbit”.

  4. Belated Happy Birthday and Good Luck Eric

    I come to know stackoverflow just few month ago ,from there i start checking ur blog.
    I always get more insight about C# by reading ur posts.
    thanx for mentoring developes like us :) and pls. keep doing it

  5. Hi Eric,

    I’m a computer science student in BC, and thanks to your wonderful blog, I’m doing all I can to get into a career working with compilers.

    Congratulations on the new job and thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Eric, belated happy birthday, congratulations and most of all thanks!

    I’ve always enjoy FAIC blog, from the JScript/VBScript era to the C# era. I’ve learned a lot, but I still have much to learn, so thank you for continuing to blog. You have no idea how valuable you’re knowledge transfer has been to me. Glad to hear that the former MS-based FAIC blog will remain available and I don’t have to fire up “wget -m” anytime soon.

    My feed reader (Awasu) has been updated, looking forward to more FAIC!

  7. Congratulations on your new job!

    Glad to know you will continue to blog about C#. Really enjoy the way you explain the concepts. Especially the analogies you choose. Thanks for making this effort. Cheers!

  8. Eric,

    Thanks for your blog over the last 9 years but never commented because I didn’t really have anything to add…..but I learned a lot from it so basically, thanks!
    [belated] Happy Birthday and looking forward to your new musings….and best of luck with the new job!

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