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SIMD Support in .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 05, 2014

Six years after Mono, Microsoft’s implementation of the CLR has finally gained support for SIMD via RyuJIT. Still in community preview, RyuJIT is the next generation JIT compiler for .NET.

Enter the Dragon: RyuJIT Project Yields New Compiler for NET

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 07, 2013

Recognizing the shift from 64-bit applications as server-specific to their broadened use on most platforms, Microsoft has announced the RyuJIT project, which is developing a vastly improved just-in-time compiler for .NET applications.

CLR Memory Diagnostics Enables you to Automate Inspection Tasks

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 10, 2013

The recently relesed Microsoft.Diagnostics.Runtime or CLR Memory Diagnostics (ClrMD) component enables you to automate inspection tasks and access debugging information using set of advanced APIs.

Microsoft Refreshed .NET Framework 4.5 with Updates

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 12, 2013 2

Microsoft has recently released updates for .NET Framework 4.5 which fixes reliability, compatibility, stability, and performance issues associated with WPF, CLR, Windows Forms, XML, NCL, ASP.NET, WWF, WCF and Entity Framework.

Migrating Applications to .NET Framework 4.5: Deprecated Types and New Features

by Jenni Konrad on  Apr 27, 2012

Microsoft has released a list of members and types that are changed or deprecated in .NET Framework 4.5 Beta. They have also provided a guide to help developers migrate applications created with older versions of the .NET Framework.

New Relic Has Released RPM for .NET and PHP

by Abel Avram on  Oct 15, 2010

New Relic has released two new variants of its performance tool: RPM for .NET and RPM for PHP. RPM offers performance monitoring and analysis for web applications running on premises or in the cloud.

LLVM 2.8 Released

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 07, 2010 1

The LLVM team yesterday released LLVM 2.8, the low-level virtual machine infrastructure that includes a next-generation C/C++ compiler, optimiser, and run-time. In addition, the LLVM also sports a VMKit for CLR and JVM runtime and is used in tools as diverse as MacRuby and Python's Unladen Swallow. Additionally, the recently-released Mono 2.8 has a mono-llvm runtime. So what's new in LLVM 2.8?

New Base Class Library Features Will be Demonstrated on CodePlex

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 07, 2010 2

It doesn’t matter if you are using .NET or Mono, rich client or web, if you are using the CLR then you are using the Base Class Library. So in order to make changes more transparent, Microsoft’s BCL team is previewing new classes on CodePlex. Here developers can try out changes to the BCL and, because it is open source, alter the classes for further experimentation.

Update on IKVM, a JVM for the Common Language Runtime

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 20, 2010 1

The goal of IKVM is to add Java support to the Common Language Runtime in two ways. In dynamic mode Java byte code is reinterpreted as IL code at runtime. In static mode, Java source code is compiled into IL instead of Java byte code. Running in either mode, IKVM seeks to be a nearly full implementation of the Java specification.

Ruby VM Roundup: IronRuby 1.0 Coming Up, RubySpec, JRuby 1.3.1

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 19, 2009

IronRuby's alive and kicking - and will go 1.0 in July. We look at some resources to get up to speed with IronRuby's status. Also: JRuby 1.3.1 is an important bug fix update for JRuby users, MacRuby continues to improve and MagLev now comes with a native parser.

Implementation Roundup: Ruby 1.8.x update, JRuby on .NET, MacRuby and MagLev Progress

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 29, 2009

New versions of Ruby 1.8.6 and 1.8.7 are available now. JRuby development moves ahead with experiments with running JRuby on IKVM. Also: MacRuby continues performance work and MagLev now runs RubyGems.

Clojure Roundup: Clojure on CLR and Javascript, Terracotta, New Release

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 05, 2009

Clojure has attracted a lot of interest recently. A new project allows to use Clojure with Terracotta to run code across many JVMs, ports of Clojure to .NET and Javascript have become available, and a new Clojure release adds new features and makes sequences fully lazy.

Interview: John Lam on IronRuby, Microsoft and Open Source

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 02, 2008 1

In this interview from RubyFringe, John Lam talks about his work on IronRuby and how Microsoft is approaching Open Source software development.

In Case You Missed It: JIT Enhancements in .NET 3.5 SP1

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 21, 2008 1

The recently released service pack for .NET 3.5 includes some new performance enhancements. Here we look at method inlining and the JIT compiler.

Interview: Neal Ford On Programming Languages and Platforms

by Abel Avram on  Aug 24, 2008 2

In this interview made by Sadek Drobi during QCon San Francisco 2007, Neal Ford talks about the tendency of having multiple languages running on one of the two major platforms existing today: Java and .NET. He also presents the advantages offered by Ruby compared to static languages like Java or C#.

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