It has been interesting reading Derek Lowe’s articles about machine planned synthesis and the pharma research space.
Much of this sounds like what software went through as compilers came on the scene and became progressively better. For a long time people would argue that human generated machine code would always be better than compiler generated code and that compilers were essentially a crutch for those unwilling to do the hard stuff. Continue reading Machines and MedChem
I’ve used WiX for the installer for a small sandbox project or two. I’m now looking to use it for something bigger. Getting back to the could of WiX ebooks I’ve got (WiX 3.6: A Developer’s Guide to Windows Installer XML and WiX Cookbook). One conclusion so far is that a project with tens of files involved is going to make for a long WiX configuration file…
I’ve read one of these to support my previous WiX work (service installation which for C# based services pretty much requires an installer). Non-sandbox work needs a somewhat deeper view though.
I’ve been wrapping up the program that I have been software lead on for the last year and a bit. I’ve also been doing some sandbox coding in C# with a focus on C# to C++/CLI interop as I’ve got a few software tools that need to cross over to from WPF to native code.
Continue reading It has been a busy winter…
Over the weekend I continued adding to the C++/CLI code to access the volume information in a system. I’m close to having all of the pieces that I need in order to get the volume data needed to support the scans. I’ll also need to implement a wrapper for the file id API to manage deduplication and volume location of files. Continue reading Continuing C++/CLI and File Scanning
I’m wrapping up work on my current program at work and it looks as if I’ll be heading from C# to Java for my next stretch.
My previous Java experience was in the all encompassing world of Amazon’s systems. I’ve loaded up the latest version of Idea and Eclipse to do a little refresher and play with some free-standing java code again.