Well, gee, it’s been eight months without a post. If you were hoping for wisdom about Yesod, I’m really sorry that I let you down.
Shortly after starting the project, I learned that my day job at Nokia Research Center was going away — specifically, Nokia was closing the lab that I worked at, and I would be looking for another job.
Thanks to several supportive people — among them, my boss at Nokia and his boss — I landed fairly quickly on my feet with others I’d worked with before, at Microsoft, working in the division that’s responsible for a lot of cool things for Bing. It’s been a great transition, but it’s been like drinking from a firehose — I lived a very sheltered life, well away from a lot of mainstream Microsoft technologies (SQL Server, ASP.NET, and ASP.MVC, I’m looking at you!) and in addition to my regular work responsibilities in my new role, most of my learning cycles have been coming up to speed on the latest enhancements to C#, the various public and private frameworks I use in my new job, and so forth. Under the circumstances, something had to give, and Yesod was that something.
I’ve thought a few times about making this another Microsoft technology blog, but there are an awful lot of them, and I’m starting behind where many, many good bloggers are. About half of the epiphanies I’ve had about programming for the twenty-first century Microsoft platform would be old hat to most of you, and the rest probably don’t care — you’re probably still using Qt on Ubuntu or something like that.
At the same time, there’s been no work towards the next book, which was always the purpose of this blog — to cross-pollinate between what I did at work, what I wrote for you in print, forging a connection between the two. That’s not to say there aren’t more books coming at some point; in fact, I’m incubating a couple of ideas now. But they’re in the incubation stage, and publishers generally like freshly baked content, not content that’s been posted for free on the Internet first. (Can you blame them? I can’t.)
But stay tuned. More is coming; I’m just not quite sure what or when yet.