Microsoft hot buttons on the programming language futures

What are hot buttons for Microsoft on the programming-language futures front? Several well-known Microsoft engineers, plus programming-language gurus from other companies, are convening on the company’s Redmond campus this week for its second Lang.Net symposium. The three-day conference is all about the future of “programming languages, managed execution environments, compilers, multi-language libraries, and integrated development […]

What are hot buttons for Microsoft on the programming-language futures front?

Several well-known Microsoft engineers, plus programming-language gurus from other companies, are convening on the company’s Redmond campus this week for its second Lang.Net symposium. The three-day conference is all about the future of “programming languages, managed execution environments, compilers, multi-language libraries, and integrated development environments.”

I’m sitting in on a number of the sessions here. So far, the Softies who’ve presented are focusing on what’s currently available far more than on what’s coming. Alas, no Visual Studio 10 mentions; no .Net Framework 4.0 mentions…. Just lots of coding demos and Q&A about programming techniques.

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