Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th May 2009 09:43 UTC
General Development Microsoft has come one step closer to delivering a parallel programming language to developers. On May 8, Microsoft made Axum, the company's foray into parallel programming, available on its MSDN DevLabs portal. Axum is a .NET language for building parallel applications. According to a Microsoft description, Axum "is a language that builds upon the architecture of the Web and principles of isolation, actors and message-passing to increase application safety, responsiveness, scalability and developer productivity."
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RE: oh no not another one
by tuttle on Thu 14th May 2009 12:48 UTC in reply to "oh no not another one"
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I disagree! The world does need new programming languages to deal with massively parallel systems.

But microsoft apparently does not have what it takes to provide these languages. Except for haskell, which is developed by simon peyton jones at microsoft research.

But apparently there is some kind of internal firewall that prevents stuff that is being developed in microsoft research to be used productively... :-(

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