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  • Blog Post: Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 23: Azure

    Still updating my Mix 09 Silverlight 3 + RIA Services talk with more fun stuff.    Azure represents a general trend in the industry towards a cloud computing model. As much as I love the development phase of projects, the operations side is often the most cost intensify part.  With...
  • Blog Post: Review for SLAR vol2

    The . NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2 gets a well thought out review from Mike Riley on www.AspNetPro.com . Mike does a good job of highlighting what I think is the core value of the book – and why I had so much fun working on it. As always, I’d love to hear your feedback...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.Globalization.CultureInfo

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on CultureInfo. SS (Shawn Steele) Always use cultures when appropriate, but be careful...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.Runtime.InteropServices.CharSet

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on CharSet. public enum CharSet { CF Ansi = 2, Auto = 4, MS CF None = 1, Unicode...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.Runtime.CompilerServices. DecimalConstantAttribute

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on DecimalConstantAttribute. RJ (Rex Jaeschke) The metadata does not directly support...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.Reflection.BindingFlags

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on BindingFlags. public enum BindingFlags { CreateInstance = 0x200, DeclaredOnly...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.BadImageFormatException

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on BadImageFormatException. BA You have to be careful when you pick a code name for a...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.Net.Authorization

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on Authorization. Danny Thorpe Avoid creating methods with Boolean parameters...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.AssemblyLoadEventHandler

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on AssemblyLoadEventHandler. CF public delegate void AssemblyLoadEventHandler( object sender...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.Assembly

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on Assembly. SC Calling Load(AssemblyName) is not necessarily the same as calling Load...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.AppDomain

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on AppDomain. BA We introduced Application Domains as a lightweight process mechanism...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on AmbiguousMatchException. public sealed class AmbiguousMatchException : SystemException...
  • Blog Post: SLAR2 gets a review..

    Check out the recent review of the SLAR2 from http://www.larkware.com/
  • Blog Post: The SLAR (vol2) on System.Net.Sockets.AddressFamily

    Looks like the SLAR vol2 finally made its way to book sealer’s warehouses which means everyone that pre-ordered should be getting their copy soon. I’d love to hear what you think and I’d encourage you to help your fellow developers by posting a review on Amazon and\or on your blog. In honor of...
  • Blog Post: Sample Chapter from the SLARv2 posted

    DevX.com recently posted a sample chapter of .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2 They choose System.Xml.XmlReader … some good annotations on this one. I’d love to hear your comments on this sneak peak…
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 2.0, SLARvol2 and FDG

    With the SLARvol2 and FDG being published very right around the time that the .NET Framework 2.0 (“Whidbey”) is shipping people are naturally asking about how applicable these books are to .NET Framework 2.0… The short answer is very applicable. While the SLARvol2 does not cover types just added...
  • Blog Post: Dr. Dobb's Programmer's Bookshelf on the SLAR

    I was very happy to see that Dr. Dobb's Programmer's Bookshelf did a short review of the SLAR . Other comments\feedback welcome!
  • Blog Post: Its an honor just to be nominated :-)

    Check out .NET Developer's Journal Interactive 2004 Readers' Choice Awards Voting Ballot ,,, Lots of great books in the list, I am honored to have the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1 on the list… Also, notice, they have categories for everything from best IDE to best human...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR on System.Console

    More from the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 here is an annotation from the System.Console attribute. Brad Abrams : Notice the heavy use of method overloading in this class. We special-case each of the primitive types in order to...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR on System.Diagnostics.ConditionalAttribute

    More from the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 here is an annotation and simple sample from the System.Diagnostics.ConditionalAttribute attribute. Brad Abrams : There is a common misconception with usage of this custom attribute....
  • Blog Post: The SLAR on System.CLSCompliantAttribute

    In honor of generics getting into the CLS , I thought I’d get back to the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 here is an annotation from the System.CLSCompliantAttribute class. Brad Abrams : Unfortunately, we codified the naming convention...
  • Blog Post: SLAR: Thanks for the plug

    I’d like to thank Sean Chase for his comments on the SLAR up on Amazon.. As you saw from my previous post , I am in the middle of finishing up vol2, so now is a great time to get good and constructive feedback on Vol1. Please feel free to drop me a line or, if you like post a comment to Amazon on the...
  • Blog Post: Dealing with Urls in books

    Tonight I spent some time reviewing the latest batch of sample code for Volume 2 of the SLAR . As you may recall, Volume 2 covers System.Xml, System.Net, System.Reflection namespaces (among others). I really want every type and nearly every member in the book to have a real, compliable and run-able code...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR and .NET Framework 2.0

    I was recently asked by my publisher and by a reader of this blog if the SLAR is still applicable given the upcoming release of the .NET Framework 2.0. The answer is, of course, yes. All of the types we cover in the SLAR are still the most used types even once V2.0 comes out. All of the annotations in...
  • Blog Post: The SLAR on System.Char

    Continuing in the series on sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 here is an annotation from the System.Char class. BA - In the design of this type we debated having all the predicates (IsXxx methods) in this class, versus putting them in another...
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