Monthly Archives: April 2014

Announcing .NET Native Preview

See on .NET Native Preview

We’re thrilled to announce the first release of .NET Native. Windows Store apps start up to 60% faster with .NET Native and have a much smaller memory footprint. Our first release is a Developer Preview that allows you to develop and test apps with this new compiler. This preview release of .NET Native offers you the performance of C++ with the productivity of C#.  .NET Native enables the best of both worlds!

Ryan Seifert‘s insight:

I have been anxiously awaiting compiling down to native code since I started using C# more than C/C++. This first release is appears to be limited to only Windows Store apps; but I am hopeful that this can be expanded in the near future.

See on

Plastic SCM – Version Control history

See on Plastic SCM – Version Control History

The history of war birds is truly awesome, like the history of the version control software. That’s why we use planes as inspiration to visualize the many version control systems through the years. It is an ongoing work and you can contribute adding comments and voting for the ones you’ve used.

Ryan Seifert‘s insight:

This was a fun way to lightly review the version control history. It provided a nice level of detail; touching on the decisions and needs that drove the version control upgrade path.


We are still on SVN but are very much looking forward to moving onto Mercurial. The age of SVN is very much showing in our daily use especially around merging some of our complex files and handling branches. Mercurial handles both of those substantially better.

See on