- Slashdot asks Is Parallel Programming Just Too Hard?. It’s difficult, but with more machines shipping with multiple CPU cores, increasingly neccessary. My natural reaction to multithreaded programming is to run away screaming, but I’ve recently had very good luck with Eric Sink’s C# implementation of Map with multicore support.
- If you have any interest in Silverlight, I highly recommend checking out the slides from ScottGu’s Building Silverlight Applications using .NET Talk
- For RSS/Atom parsing with .NET, I’ve quickly become a fan of the parser in RSS Bandit. Download the source via CVS and compile the NewsComponents project as its own DLL. Create a RssParser object, then call
the GetItemsForFeed method with the desired URL. This returns an ArrayList of NewsItems for that feed with information for each item.