TLN308: Visual Basic: Future Directions in Language Innovation

Now that I’m back, safe and sound, in Seattle, I can start to catch up on some of my blog backlog! So let’s start with the highlight of the trip, my talk. I was a little nervous about it, but the worried turned out to be for naught — the session went really well! Lots of people showed up and we had a good time talking about all the ideas we’ve been working on for VB 9.0.

I’m not sure what the plans are in terms of making slides available outside of the PDC. You can find a bunch of the VB 9.0 PDC information here, and I’ll be talking more in upcoming months about the stuff we discussed in the talk. As I said in the talk, too, there’s a lot more going on than we had time to talk about in the session, so we’ll be talking more about that stuff, too!

The audience reaction was very positive. People were extremely excited about LINQ, the VB query syntax and, especially, the integration of XML into the language. Got a lot of comments on that.

This is just the beginning, more to come…

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