Normally I don’t comment too much about the waxing and waning of my blog activity, but looking ahead at the summer I think that it’s worth letting everyone know that things are likely to be somewhat slow around here through September. I don’t expect to cease blogging entirely, but the somewhat sauntering pace of entries is probably going to slow even further until we get to the PDC. As I’ve mentioned before, we’re working on some new ideas for post-VB 2005, and our hope is to be able to talk about them some in the fall. To do that, though, we’ve got to get a lot of ducks in a row and that means a lot of work and less time to blog.
So if you’re wondering “what happened to Paul?”, now you’ll know.
Jay is soliciting people who are interested in chatting with the VB team at TechEd 2005. Check it out…
We’re now about three weeks away from TechEd 2005, and I’m starting to get a flurry of internal emails about preparations, sessions, etc. Like last year, I’m not scheduled to give any talks or anything, so I’ll mostly be hanging out at the Visual Basic 2005 booth and at the developer cabana. I know they’re scheduling cabana talks for various presenters, but I thought I’d check and see if there was any interest in any guerilla cabana sessions on topics related to the VB language. As we get closer to the actual event I’ll put up more details on where and when I’ll be hanging out, but if there are any language topics you’d like to hear more about just post some comments or drop me a line. (Maybe I’ll even find some time to talk in a vague and hazy way about some of the stuff we’re thinking about for the future. No promises though…)
Matt Gertz, the compiler development lead, has written an article in the latest edition of MSDN Magazine about VB’s background compiler technology. It’s a good expansion on the entries (part 1, intermission, part 2) that I wrote last year. Check it out!