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TechEd 2012 - last session
Nearly over. For last session attending a talk on c++ apps in windows metro. When I came to TechEd I didn't think I would attend so many sessions on c++, but somehow this has proved more interesting this year. While .net 4.5 is interesting, been playing with it for a while now, so not a ton of surprises. Of course, i still want it at work, but who knows how long that will take - so will just have to use it at home. Once I get the licensing sorted out. So expensive. I've been pleasantly surprised ......

Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:11 AM

TechEd 2012 - last day
Miss when TechEd was 5 days long!, it's Thursday already and we are on the last day. The snacks haven't appeared, but more developer sessions have. Having access to online schedule is very important, since the new sessions are usually the more interesting ones. On the whole, I think the wifi network has been worse this year - more blank spots, and more areas where performance is bad. I do think its funny that I get better reception on my iPad than my phones (iPad & Nokia/Microsoft). There seems ......

Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:58 AM

Home soon - time gone quite fast
Have only got 2 more days in Orlando before returning home to Japan. On Friday going out shopping, with the string yen/weak dollar I can hopefully find many interesting things, once I've cracked how to get around with no car. Returning to Japan, i've got to get me involved in the user groups over there, got to be some for people who don't speak much Japanese. I really hate jet lag.

Posted On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:57 AM

TechEd 2012 - day 3
The content has got more useful for me as a developer, and I've now seen 2 things which I think will make a big difference: Fake in vs2012 - allows me to stub or fake out libraries making unit testing easier/possible. C++ AMP & auto - auto might get me to start using c++ again (it makes code like for each much nicer/easier to write), while AMP is something I want to play with (moves the processing onto the GPU) The food got a little better, while there was less sign of the snacks.

Posted On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:49 AM

Review of TechEd 2012 - so far
Disclaimer: probably going to next years TechEd. (but not 100% sure) As with most TechEd's, this is not one of the best - but it's not bad. Some impressions so far: The food is not bad, through perhaps not as much choice as in previous years. The snacks, while a bit limited, are at least available. The alumni lounge is ok, through perhaps not as good as last years. Wifi is a bit worse than previous years - not really working in the big room, and a bit sporadic in the rest of the building. The device ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:36 AM

teched 2012 - starting with a c++ pre-conf

c++ is catching up with c#.

might actually be worth to Start using std, now they've added auto - which is the same as var in c#


Posted On Sunday, June 10, 2012 2:05 AM

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