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Derek Ferguson

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Related Links: .NET Developer's Journal Editor-in-Chief Named Microsoft "Most Valued Professional" .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)

Using the Enterprise Instrumentation Framework

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)

The Father of C# Improves His Brainchild

(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)

From the .NET Developer's Journal Archives: A Talk with the Father of C#

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)

The Continuing Evolution of ASP.NET: An Interview with Scott Guthrie, co-creator of ASP.NET

.NETDJ's editor-in-chief Derek Ferguson Interviews Scott Guthrie, co-creator of ASP.NET .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)