A large part of my nature is to constantly move forward in spite of everything: of failure, ups and downs, joy or sorrow. I constantly learning from anything i experience. I look at it the same way as the natural process of breathing or a natural smile on face of a standing smiling man. Since… Continue Reading
I think I falling in love for the first time after years of software development. I believe it should happen at least once to each software engineer, who truly loves what he does. It wasn’t love from the first sight. I felt something strange, something completely different from knowledge i gain till this point. But… Continue Reading
Sometime we need to update UI from a task. In order to update UI we should run or return result in UI thread. But it seems to impossible since all tasks run on threads provided by ThreadPool. But still, we can achieve updating UI from the task by using synchronization context Task Scheduler.
We all worked with ContinueWith() method but there are some interesting and useful facts we should be aware of. First of all lets remember what is Continuation regarding the Tasks. When we looking for this definition in MSDN , we see following:< Creates a continuation that executes asynchronously when the target Task completes.
Developers can define parent-child relationships between task. The main idea is, parent task is completed when all its children tasks are completed.
Lately i was experienced a rough and kinda intense period: a lot of things required my nearly immediate attention and response. It came simultaneously from different life aspects: academic (MSC degree), personal, family, organizational and etc. Neither i was prepared for such pressure, nor i had an idea how to handle all this.
Today my point of interest is Thread vs Task. Finally i had a little amount of time between projects to dive deeper in order to “examine” the difference. Actually when you ask people what is the difference you hear a lot of different things but the feeling that this point is not organized enough for… Continue Reading
Looks like sometimes simple idea may become very popular and provide larger income that author can imagine to himself. This is exactly happened to the Shai Goitein, author of Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane on the KickStarter.
Since then GV is one of the large investors in new ventures with $1.2 billion budget. In a list of the projects invested by GV , we can find Astrid (acquired by Yahoo), Parse (acquired by Facebook), The Climate Corporation (NASDAQ: FMI) and many others. GV provides seed, venture, and growth-stage funding to the best companies — not strategic investments for Google.