Last week I enjoyed speaking at the SSJU users group meeting… Here are the slides I used.  Special thanks to Ben who helped keep me on track during… I couple of interesting conversations came out of that meeting:

  1. We talked a lot about double check locking and the singleton pattern.  How it works in the CLR (thanks the ECMA Standardization effort) and how it is broken in Java.   
  2. We talked about Ngen…  I could not do a better job than this: NGen Overview
  3. Finally I got a chance to do an impromptu RAD development of an application to select attendees to get the SWAG I brought… The key bit of code you need if you are ever in this situation:

   new Random (28).ToString()  

Overall, I really enjoyed it..   Thanks to Fletcher Johnson who arranged it for me.