Archive for November 29th, 2007

Parallel .NET! No Joke

I’ve been interested in parallel computing practically since I started 20 years ago.  I even theorized about how one might use web services to achieve a distributed parallel computer.  But, an official Parallel platform for .NET from Microsoft?!

This  is VERY cool and has all kinds of potential.  Especially if this can mature into something along the lines of the Linux Beowulf project.

Somasegar’s WebLog : Parallel Extensions to the .NET FX CTP

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The Ternary Operator in VB.NET

I think this may be the last operator that I really miss in VB from my curly brace language experience.  Although, I have to admit, I wouldn’t have missed it all that much if they never added it.  There just isn’t a whole lot of use for it.

However, the Ternary operator is a REALLY nice feature to have available to you when you do need it.  It’s another one of those language features that falls under, “Just because it is there doesn’t mean you have to use it.”

If you’ve ever run into a situation where you just need a simple evaluation and assign a variable based on it.  Like this: Read the rest of this entry »