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  • Blog Post: C# async and await: A Deeper Dive

    In my previous post , I introduced C#’s async and await keywords, described the need for asynchronous code, and explained advantages of the new asynchronous model over the tasks. The simplicity of this model is based on the C# compiler that transforms async methods during project compilation. The compiler...
  • Blog Post: C# async and await: Why Do We Need Them?

    Unresponsiveness of an application’s user interface is an issue every computer user has to deal with regularly. It may happen with system tools, with third party software or, sometimes, with your own applications. There are two main reasons for such behavior. First is a programming error - when...
  • Blog Post: Security Code Review Techniques–SQL Injection Edition

    Security on the Brain Security is something we all know is important, but is it something that we always do? Most likely, not always. That’s partially because security is complex and takes time to implement. Many of you, these days, don’t have that time (it’s all about shortest time-to-market, right...
  • Blog Post: Technology Post Roundup–6th Edition

    In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and sharing...
  • Blog Post: <What’s Up: Developers> October Edition

    Here’s the news seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE : Links Technology Post Roundup - 4th Edition Windows 8 Windows Store Welcomes Canadian Developers - all Canadian developers now have access to the Windows Store. Visit the Windows Store Dashboard, sign up for your account, register...
  • Blog Post: .NET Rocks! Drops In on Canadian Developers

      Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell , infamous hosts of the Internet radio show .NET Rocks! are at it again! They’ve rented a big 37' RV and are driving around the United States talking about Visual Studio 2012. On October 13 , Carl and Richard are making a Canadian stop, recording a live .NET...
  • Blog Post: Technology Post Roundup–4th Edition

    In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 – Ready to Launch!

    For some, Visual Studio is as sexy as the Surface or as revolutionary as Windows 8, and the best IDE, and it just got even better! There are so many new features in Visual Studio 2012 that I myself have only begun to scratch the surface. What with the new application lifecycle management capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Technology Post Roundup - 2nd Edition

    As you read in Paul’s blog post Why we love our MVPs , Microsoft MVPs write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover MVPs and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and sharing them...
  • Blog Post: How to Make Your Code Demos Rock!

    Do you present at user groups, or conferences? Maybe you have to walk through your code at team meetings. Regardless, there are a number of little things you can do to make your code demonstrations more effective. Whether you are working with SQL Server Management Studio , Visual Studio , or the Command...
  • Blog Post: Maritime DevCon: June 18th in Moncton

    If you’re a developer out in the Maritimes , you might want to check out Derek Hatchard’s Maritime Dev Con , which takes place on June 18th in Moncton . It’s a single-afternoon, two-track conference – which means you should be able to take time out to attend it – covering a number of topics including...
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