A Trip to Java Land

November 13, 2011

I’m a C# guy, and always have been. I haven’t done any Java-ing since my days at the university, so I was glad of the opportunity to a do Java-related task at work. It was really a tiny little thing, but I got a little taste of the state Java is in and thought I would share. Now, I’m hardly objective, and I’m basing this on a few hours of work tops. Also, any criticism I have is against Java the language, not Java the Framework. So, with the disclaimers out of the way, let the rant...
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Visual Studio x64 is Not to Be

November 3, 2011

I was informed today that a Visual Studio user voice issue I voted on was dismissed. The issue is “Create an x64 version of Visual Studio”, and around 1300 people voted for it. Sadly, Microsoft decided it’s not going to happen any time soon. Visual Studio’s program manager, Nathan Halstead, explains: After reviewing telemetry on memory utilization, the scale of typical data sets loaded in Visual Studio, and hardware trends across our user base, we determined that one of the most effective ways to improve memory utilization across our entire user based would be to...