Monthly Archives: July 2006

Another round with the spammers…

Just an FYI, the spammers seem to be working around the laughably simple filters I’ve put in place manually, so I’m seeing if adding in the Akismet service will help turn the tide back. If, for some reason, you find you can’t leave a comment, please leave me a note in the Contact area. Thanks! 

“Want to build a compiler?” redux.

Interested in working for Microsoft? Want to build a compiler? Want to work on the coolest programming language ever? (Note for the humor-impaired: that last statement includes an implicit self-deprecating wink and a smile.) Don’t want to mange managers? We’ve also opened a new position on the compiler team that involves working directly on the compiler/language and doesn’t require managing people:

Want to help chart the future of one of the most popular programming languages in the world? Interested in building a highly interactive tool that brings programming to the masses and makes professional programmers even more productive at the same time? Want to work on melding dynamic language and scripting concepts into a statically typed language? The Visual Basic development team is looking for a highly motivated software development engineer to work on future versions of the Visual Basic language. Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the language design team to help design new features for Visual Basic.
  • Planning, scheduling, and developing those new features.
  • Helping to develop the infrastructure used to build and test the product.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a B.S. in Computer Science/Software Engineering and 4 years of industry practice. A background in compiler architecture, database technology, and/or Microsoft .NET Framework usage is a plus. If you’re ready to step up and join a dynamic, fast-paced team which delivers high-quality development tools to millions of customers, we’re waiting for you!

Here’s a link to the actual listing.