Richard Lander is a Program Manager on the .NET team. He works on making .NET work great in memory-limited Docker containers, on Arm hardware like the Raspberry Pi, and enabling GPIO programming and IoT scenarios. He is part of the design team that defines new .NET runtime capabilities and features. Favourite fantasy: Dune and Doctor Who. He grew up in Canada and New Zealand.
Conversation with .NET engineers about the .NET type system. They share their perspective on value types vs structs, the murky boundary between C# and the CLR, upcoming type system enhancements, and also compare .NET and Java type systems.
Conversation with .NET engineers about native, language, and operating system interop. They share their perspectives on modern programming languages, low-level concepts like calling conventions and marshaling, performance, comparing .NET and Java Interop, and a new project that adds support for Interop with Objective-C.
Conversation with .NET engineers about the ready to run executable format. They share their perspective on the origins of ready to run, the strengths and weaknesses of the format, and comparing it to both IL and Native AOT.
Conversation with .NET engineers about profile guided optimization (PGO). They share their perspectives on how PGO works, how it improves even sophisticated compilers, other platforms that have good PGO systems, and what .NET is doing to provide better performance with PGO.
Conversation with .NET engineers about crossgen2. They share their perspective on what Crossgen is for, what's new with Crossgen v2, its similarities to the Roslyn project, and all the new performance features it enables.