Tech blogger George London is running an interesting series of video podcasts wherein he interviews programmers about their jobs and then asks them to recommend other programmers to interview. On his ninth hop through the social network he managed to get to me. If you have 75 minutes to spare, here's our long and rambling interview from the ukulele storage room in the new Coverity office. Subjects covered include Coverity, Roslyn, the Commodore SuperPET 9000, rocket ships, Zork, woodworking, sailing, monads and teaching trigonometry to youngsters, and many more.
Rachel Roumeliotis, who amongst other things edits C# books for O'Reilly, recently did an interview with me where I ramble on about async/await, Roslyn, performance analysis as an engineering discipline, and some broad-strokes ideas for future language research areas. If you have sixteen minutes to burn, check it out! The O'Reilly Radar blog post is here, and the video has also been posted to YouTube here.
A couple things to mention here; first, I say in the video that we've shipped one preview release of Roslyn; in fact we have shipped two. The video was recorded before we had announced the new release. And second, I want to re-emphasize that the end bit where you get more of Eric's musings about ideas for future language research areas are for your entertainment. We have not announced any product beyond Roslyn, and we are certainly making no promises whatsoever about the feature sets of unannounced, entirely hypothetical products. Enjoy!
It has happened again: someone has put me on video talking about programming languages.
This time our fabulous C# Community Program Manager Charlie Calvert was good enough to put together a little half-hour-long video of me talking about the scenarios which justify changes to the type inference algorithm for C# 3.0.
The video is here. Enjoy!