Portrait of Danny Simmons

Danny Simmons

Principal Software Engineer


I lead the engineering side of the PROSE blended Research and Engineering team in DevDiv.  We produce Program Synthesis technology which is integrated into many Microsoft products.  We create tools that make the production of programs easier and more efficient–even in situations where someone doesn’t realize they need a program or think themselves capable of creating one.

Prior to joining the PROSE team in 2015 I worked on a variety of projects inside and outside Microsoft, but I’m probably best known for my role in the early years of the Entity Framework.  You can hear me speaking on a number of episodes of the .Net Rocks podcast, find some articles I wrote for MSDN Magazine or look over an archive of my blog.