October 2007 - Posts
When i gathered more info for the previous post i've stumbled on the following page.
Patrick Smacchia compiled a list of various .net 2.0 additions worth mentioning (see if you aware of all the addition in you field of work :-) ).
Very handy for the if you are upgrading you skills from .NET 1.x
With the release on .NET 3.5 there will be changes in the "red bits", so called .NET 2.0 and 3.0 libraries and they are supposed to be minor changes (as opposed to "green bits" = new libraries).
New additions to GC suggest that the developer will gain more control over how the GC functions. And you can fine tune it to you needs.
The complete list of the "red bits" is available here.
Intro: F# (BTW : F is for functional) is "Combining the efficiency, scripting, strong typing and productivity of ML with the stability, libraries, cross-language working and tools of .NET".
According to Somasegar's weblog "We will be partnering with Don Syme and others in Microsoft Research to fully integrate the F# language into Visual Studio and continue innovating and evolving F#".