Volta released…

Just a little shout out to the latest project by that crazy language pimp, Erik Meijer. (He’s the guy you have to thank for much of LINQ and especially for XML literals in VB.) In its own words, Volta is…

[…] a developer toolset that enables you to build multi-tier web applications by applying familiar techniques and patterns. First, design and build your application as a .NET client application, then assign the portions of the application to run on the server and the client tiers late in the development process. The compiler creates cross-browser JavaScript for the client tier, web services for the server tier, and communication, serialization, synchronization, security, and other boilerplate code to tie the tiers together.

Although my focus continues to be on client programming by directly emitting IL for the runtime, I think Volta has some extremely interesting ideas contained within it. I’ll be interested to see how this project fares, especially given the success of his previous ideas…

One thought on “Volta released…

  1. Anthony D. Green, MCPD

    Speaking of directly emitting IL for the runtime, you once hinted in a previous post that you wanted to see the dynamic nature of VB continue to evolve – particularly around runtime code gen – any hypothetical foreshadowing on this one or are you building suspense?

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