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Mar 4, 2024

Jared Parsons, the Principal Developer Lead on the C# Compiler Team. Everybody tuning in probably uses his code on a day-to-day basis! Jared started at Microsoft 20 years ago as a Developer; moved on to become a Senior Developer; then the Principal Developer on Midori OS; and most recently, the Principal Developer on the C# Compiler Team, which he has been with since 2014.


Topics of Discussion:

[3:14] Jared talks about his twisty career path.

[5:29] What does designing a programming language look like?

[6:18] The two features in C#.

[10:30] The C# language design process.

[14:09] How we get from ideas to designs and implementations.

[16:02] Jared recommends resources to learn more.

[17:34] Jared’s favorite convention for all the member types.

[18:20] Primary constructors.

[24:21] Is the entire compiler open source?

[25:28] Thinking like a customer and pushing on the tools if needed.

[30:33] How the process has changed over the years.

[32:41] Jared’s favorite testing unit.


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