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    Microsoft Axum

    A .NET language for safe, scalable and productive parallel programming through isolation, actors and message-passing.
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      Axum Language Spec.docx

      Axum Language Spec.pdf

      Axum Programmers Guide.docx

      Axum Programmers Guide.pdf


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        Installers: Axum is an incubation project from Microsoft’s Parallel Computing Platform that aims to validate a safe and productive parallel programming model for the .NET framework. It’s a language that builds upon the architecture of the web and the principles of isolation, actors, and message-passing to increase application safety, responsiveness, scalability and developer productivity. Other advanced concepts we are exploring are data flow networks, asynchronous methods, and type annotations for taming side-effects. Axum Lite: Contains the Axum command-line compiler and Axum runtime as well as the sample projects. Programmer's Guide: Use this simple and easy to follow programmer's guide to learn how to create safe, scalable, and responsive applications with the Axum language. Language Specification: A detailed specification of the Axum language.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

        Installers: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Axum Lite: Microsoft .NET 3.5. For the sample projects, Visual Studio 2008 or higher is required. Programmer's Guide: Microsoft Word 2007 or Adobe Reader Language Specification: Microsoft Word 2007 or Adobe Reader
      • Installer: 1. Download and Install Microsoft Axum. 2. Launch by opening Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and creating a new Axum Project. Programmer's Guide: 1. Download the file and open it in the corresponding viewer. Language Specification: 1. Download the file and open it in the corresponding viewer.

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