New version of Power Threading Library posted today!

I posted a new version of my Power Threading Library today on http://wintellect.com/Resources/visit-the-power-threading-library This version has some minor bug fixes and a few new (minor) classes. See the Power Threading Overview.pdf file for change log information.

HttpWebRequest, its request stream, and sending data in chunks

I have recently been spending a great deal of time writing code that communicated with RESTful services (Microsoft’s Live Framework, in particular). Towards this end, I’m using the HttpWebRequest class to communicate and, for scalability and responsivenss, I want to perform my I/O operations asynchronously. This has caused me to look into the [Begin]GetRequestStream methods.…

China’s very first .NET Conference in Shanghai

In February 2009, China is having its very first .NET conference in Shanghai and I am extremely honoured that the conference organisers asked me to participate. I will be givng the keynote talk on .NET performance and a talk on writing responsive and scalable software. In addition, I’ll also be on the panel for an…

New version of Power Threading Library dated October 30, 2008

The latest version of Jeffrey Richter’s free Power Threading Library, which includes a DLL for use by Silverlight applications and components is now available for download. The Silverlight version includes Jeffrey’s popular AsyncEnumerator class that allows developers to use a synchronous programming model while performing asynchronous operations. This allows developers to create very fast and…

Django Bates concert recorded and available on the BBC this week.

Well, I’m back from my concert tour in England. I had just a spectacular time and made some good friends. The last show, in Birmingham, was recored by the BBC and is available for listening on the BBC’s website this week. If you like to hear a concert (where I helped set up the instruments…

AsyncEnumerator and SynchronizationContext

I am presenting at Wintellect’s Devscovery conference this week. At this conference, the attendees are able to set up 1-on-1 sessions with any of the speakers. One attendees wanted to ask me some questions about my Power Threading’s AsyncEnumerator class. They were using this class in a Windows Form project of theirs and I thought…

Yahoo Group Set-up for Power Threading Library

I have set up a Yahoo group for people interested in using my Power Threading Library. Currently, the group is public so anyone can join. I am the moderator of the group and so I can answer questions, offer comments/suggestions on the library’s use, and address and bugs or feature requests. I will also make…

An interview with me about The Performance of Everyday Things

At the April 2008 Devscovery (http://www.Devscovery.com) event in New York, I recently did a new talk entitled “The Performance of Everyday Things”. The talk is about the performance of using everyday constructs in .NET/C# such as method calls, arrays, loops, garbage collection, and much more. I will be repeating this popular talk at the Redmond,…