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Upgrading from PostSharp 3.0.12 to 3.0.13

We just pushed PostSharp 3.0.13 online, and this is just to inform you of the awful update procedure from previous builds. Why is the upgrade procedure cumbersome? PostSharp 3.0.12 included NuGet 2.1 in its payload. Unfortunately, because of limitations of the Visual Studio Extension Installer (VsixInstaller), it was not possible to install PostSharp when NuGet 2.2 was already installed. We had other problems with the way that...

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Upcoming Talks - Spring 2013

It's been a little while since I've posted anything here or on YouTube. I've been working on some interesting ideas that hopefully will be pretty decent, so it wasn't time wasted. But I figured now would be a good time to tell you about some upcoming speaking engagements that I have, and where I'll be over the next few months. So with no further adue:April 9th: Where: Lehigh Valley Tech MeetupLocation: Allentown, PA, USAWhat: PHPPHP -...

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Guaranteeing parallel execution

One common criticism of the work on ParallelJS is that the API itself does not guarantee parallel execution. Instead, our approach has been to offer methods whose definition makes parallel execution possible, but we have left it up to the engines to define the exact set of JavaScript that will be safe for parallel execution. Now, I definitely think it is a good idea to clearly define the subset of JavaScript that our engine will be...

The Slot Machine Theory of Paper Submissions

Why do scientists publish so much? There is the whole "publish or perish" thing but that doesn't explain the large increase in quantity of publications. With a focus on important publications and measures like H-indices, a simple publication in a conference often won't help someone's career. Yet we continue to publish as much as we can. Why? When you play a slot machine and you win, you get lights, music, sounds of coins coming out of...