May 2010 Blog Posts

OpenWrap – A Package Management System for .NET

At Progressive.NET one of the sessions I attended was Sebastien Lambla’s talk on OpenWrap. OpenWrap is a package management system for .NET projects. I’m excited about this project for a very simple reason: it’s something the .NET Open Source community desperately needs. What is package management? Package manager is basically a piece of software that allows you to install the software or components you need on to your system. In one sense in the windows world this is handled by MSI, but that’s only half the picture of a package management system; ideally a package management system would provide a centralised...

My Talks in London: The F# User Group & At Progressive.NET

I’ve been in London for the past few days. I arrived Tuesday afternoon and gave at talk at “The F#unctional Londoners Meetup Group” on the Tuesday evening. The talk was entitled “Using Language Oriented Programming to Execute Computations on the GPU” and thanks to the efficiency of the good folks at Skills Matter the talk is already available on line. The event was very well attended, with around 50 people turning up. The talk covers more the Language Oriented Programming aspects than the knitty gritty details for detailing with the GPU and the audience seemed to enjoy it. It was...