I have been digging all my resources for more info on this, but have come up empty-handed. It is quite the closely guarded secret at MSFT! Anyone else know anything more about this?
Never heard of it, what do you reckon it is ?
Steve Jones (UK)
New languages - shmoo languages. Give me sequence, selection and iteration and leave me alone! If people and or companies keep publishing these obscure little languages that Veer slightly off course or accomplish some minute task or have a slightly different grammar - all to simply turn a profit - then there's gonna be a billion languages and no one will know whether they're coming or going.
don't forget abstraction...
Abstraction is not a core language concept. Abstraction is a new-fangled mess in and of itself.
My first reaction to this was, "Who cares?"
Brent P. Newhall
To clarify: Why is X# worth our time?
Brent P. Newhall
"Abstraction is a new-fangled mess...".
Perhaps X# in the operating system for Segway !
AnyMouse, your name is Michael Jackson and I claim my five pounds.
>> "To my mind Abstraction, in some form, is the key to all language improvements."
Current rumor mill is that this:
So xml coders will be able to create full featured apps?
From browsing this document it sounds like they're building SQL for XML. Infer data structure from the schema, then offer SQL-like selection statements to process the data. Pretty cool for what it's worth, though probably of little interest to people who don't want to do database applications based on XML.
I bet someone at Microsoft missed the C and hit the X when typing up a press release, and there really is no X#.
Can anyone give me more information on X# certification?:-)
I think "Teach yourself X# in 3.62 microseconds" is due out in a week, with 183 full color screen shots.
XML - databases for dummies.
Other uses for XML apps:
So I want all those that pooh poohed me last year when I said you could write code in XML to prostate themselves before me.
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