GURUUMEDITATION

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When weakness is a power

  Sometimes you’d like to have a “light” reference to an object. For a cache, for instance. You’d like to have it in memory until it is no more referenced anywhere in your application. The problem is…if you have a reference in cache, it will never be garbage collected as there will always be at least one reference : the [...]

To //Build/ (Or not to //Build/)

  I was one of the lucky attendee at the Build 2 weeks ago for the presentation of Windows 8. With all those rumors about the future of .NET, Silverlight and the total secrecy of Microsoft (I suspect Steve Sinofsky worked for the CIA at some point) you can say I was very excited but also a bit anxious. In some way…it was worth the wait! Windows [...]