MSR Intern Technology Connections: I attended a fascinating series of talks by the team leaders of Microsoft's various dev tools on Tuesday morning. Some of the best ones:
- A behind-the-scenes look at how LINQ works in C# by Eric Lippert.
- A demo of some of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate's cool features by Justin Marks. (It costs $11,899 :O)
- IntelliTrace, a way to step backwards through a program's execution history
- Architecture Explorer, a neat visualization of program flow and dependencies.
What I'll be working on: Building a dynamically scalable, fault-tolerant distributed k-means algorithm on Windows Azure.
The environment: I'm the only high school intern in XCG, and they don't generally take college interns, so I'm surrounded by PhD interns. It's a great learning opportunity :)