Dienstag, 17. August 2010 17:15
I am currently in the process of speccing out a new project (an online game which requires some large, parallel servers) and came across Axum. It got me very excited, as I'm quite a .NET fan. I suppose I want to know whether or not to run with it. Is it up to scratch for a commercial-sized project? What can/can't it do currently? Realistically, what are the chances of it gaining momentum within MS? My alternative is Erlang and the syntax makes me want to cry...
Freitag, 20. August 2010 20:17
I like Axum, and it's worth further investigation, but I must say that it's likely a bit early to be a heavy-hitter. The thread at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/axum/thread/c534b863-7625-4b1e-bc07-7354c31bf073 discusses the work that is yet to be taken on by the compiler team -- there are situations where the compiler's error messages aren't quite up to where it should be (though I have confidence that it will get there as the project matures). I am hopeful for the future, though you should proceed with care when using it for large-scale work.
Of course, that's just my opinion. I don't work for Microsoft, so my opinion is worth what you paid to hear it!