Saturday, August 30, 2008

Microsoft's Solver Foundation

The new iniciative seems very promising! It's also interesting how Microsoft is focusing on DSLs and declarative/functional programing (LINQ, F#) to enabled easier modeling of problems.

The exact features of this new managed library are not clear. Will download to check it out.

Friday, August 08, 2008

RoboChamps Winners

I almost joined the competition for one of the disciplines in my masters' degree. I cannot stress how cool is the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime and the folks at Microsoft are doing an amazing jog applying it to the field Robotics.

It was to great surprise that I saw that brazilian was one of the winners of the first challenge. His name is Jackson Matsuura and he's a professor of ITA (Instituto de Tecnologia da Aeronáutica). Cool \m/ !

Go read the oficial news here.