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.NETDJ: What is your official title and department?
Don Box: I am an architect in the Distributed Systems Group. I am responsible
for the protocols and the plumbing that we do in that group. I'm on an
architecture team, so the responsibility is distributed, but basically five
other architects and I work on the WS-* protocols, Indigo, and the stuff that
leads up to Indigo, such as work on ASMX and Web Services Enhancements (WSE).
.NETDJ: How did you get started in computer technologies?
DB: I started programming in 1983 as an undergraduate math student. After
that, I went to graduate school, then started a company and had a ton of fun
in the 1990s doing COM. In 2001, I decided to get a real job so I came to
Microsoft. At the ripe old age of 39, I had my first HR review (whe... (more)
The Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Windows Server 2003 offer a number of
new features to help developers instrument their code. In this session,
we'll learn about the challenges facing application management in today's
distributed world. We will:
examine the new unified instrumentation API in the Enterprise Instrumentation
Framework (EIF) explore the new Windows Event Tracer available in Windows
Server 2003, configurable at-source event filtering see how request-based
event tracing using EIF allows you to put a request context around the trace
messages that map to a business ... (more)
(Microsoft Chief Architect and Distinguished Engineer Anders Hejlsberg,
inventor of the C# programming language, which underpins .NET, granted an
exclusive interview to .NET Developer's Journal for its premier issue, coming
in January 2003. As a preview, Derek Ferguson covers highlights from
Hejlsberg's OOPSLA presentation.)
(November 20, 2002) - Anders Hejlsberg delivered a speech to the attendees of
the recent OOPSLA conference in Seattle in which he described four new
features to be incorporated into the C# programming language. These were:
generics, Iierators, anonymous metho... (more)
In this classic codehead-to-codehead interview with the editor-in-chief of
.NET Developer's Journal, Microsoft's Anders Hejlsberg discusses the origins
and the future of C#. The interview appeared in .NET Developer's Journal, Vol
1 issue 1 - in October 2002.
.NETDJ: Why did you choose to work for Microsoft?
AH: I started at Microsoft in 1996. I started after 13 years at Borland and
had increasingly had some disagreements with management there about the
direction in which the company should go. I felt that they should focus more
on tools for developers. Actually, Borland is caterin... (more)
.NETDJ's editor-in-chief Derek Ferguson Interviews Scott Guthrie, co-creator
.NETDJ: How did you come to your current role at Microsoft?
SG: I run our Web Platforms and Tools team, which includes ASP.NET as well as
Visual Studio .NET. I cofounded the ASP.NET team with Mark Anders in November
of '97, right after we shipped IIS 4. Mark and I started the next generation
Web application model project and spent a couple of months just prototyping
things. I wrote the prototype of ASP.NET over the New Year's holiday of
'97/'98. We showed off the prototype, got a lot of good fe... (more)