podcast March 18, 2013

Podcast #45 – Keeping it Sharp

Our guest this week is Eric Lippert – language architect extraordinaire and famous for all his work at Microsoft in developing their languages Eric joined Microsoft right out of college and was originally working on VB It’s time for everyone’s favorite game: Name the Worst Feature of that Microsoft Technology! If you’re a non-programmer and…
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Our guest this week is Eric Lippert – language architect extraordinaire and famous for all his work at Microsoft in developing their languages

  • Eric joined Microsoft right out of college and was originally working on VB

  • It’s time for everyone’s favorite game: Name the Worst Feature of that Microsoft Technology!

  • If you’re a non-programmer and still listening, make sure to email us for your free prize

  • Eric now builds “static analysis” programs which actually means something real when he’s talking about it

  • We actually have some listener questions this week!

  • First up – what problems with C# would Eric fix with magical genie powers?

  • But wait, there’s a second one he wants to change too!

  • David has some interesting stuff to talk about! Make sure to check out Sustainable Living

  • Check out the meta question (its a problem we have to deal with a lot): Lots of not-always-useful but well-intentioned answers

  • A public service announcement: please don’t forget how to dog

  • Make sure to check out Eric’s great blog at EricLippert.com

  • Our designer Jin points out that Eric is not only a contributor to Stack Exchange, but also to the popular tumblr: Programmer Ryan Gosling

Join us next week!