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  • Blog Post: Programming Languages in the Eternal City

    Posted by Rob Knies The Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL) is an annual gathering of thought leaders from around the world to discuss all aspects of programming languages and systems, so it is a given that as the 40th instance of the event gets under way in Rome on Jan. 23...
  • Blog Post: Research Contributions to Build 2013

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies The launch of Windows 8 late last year provided developers with new opportunities to construct paradigm-shifting apps that can stand out in a busy application ecosystem via their ability to capitalize on touchscreen technologies. Such an evolution doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: Programming Contest Yields Surprising Results

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies What if they held a programming competition involving hundreds of teams—and everybody won? That might seem improbable, but when viewed through the prism of the contest’s value to its participants, that was precisely what happened during the...
  • Blog Post: Silicon Valley Talk Focuses on Security

    Posted by Rob Knies Soon after the founding of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley in 2001, its managing director, Roy Levin , began to bring in a series of researchers with extensive backgrounds in security in computing systems. Among those security-focused researchers was Martín Abadi , now...