I came across this great video on how Microsoft creates new languages (F#, C#, Visual Basic, .Net). It was made for Microsoft TechED 2011. It’s a great panel of discussions, questions from experts at Microsoft who had a heavy hand in the creation of these languages. Check it out, it’s around an hour long and will give you great insight into the inner workings of Microsoft, how they think and how they approach such massive projects. It’s is great for programmers and project managers alike.

Hear from the C#,Visual Basic,and F# language designers themselves,about how we create the .NET Framework languages at Microsoft. Where do we get ideas? How do we incorporate new paradigms without breaking the existing languages? Where will we go in the future,and how will we get there? We talk about all these topics and more. Come ready for an interactive session,and get your questions answered by the team!

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