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  • Blog Post: Better Coding with Visual Studio 2010

    I spent a couple of weeks in February hammering out a VS 2010 article for MSDN magazine. I tried to pick a collection of new things in the tool and/or runtime that would help developers be more productive. The article is here . (if you are reading...
  • Blog Post: .NET University - Video Recordings of .NET 3.0 presentations are now available

    Many thanks to Todd Fine ( WPF recording ), Mark Dunn ( WF recording ), and Brian Hitney ( CardSpace recording ). Yours Truly did the WCF recording . All material is freely downloadable, and may be used as presentation material throughout the software community. Please feel free to learn, or re-present...
  • Blog Post: Nice article by Shawn Wildermuth - 10 things you should know about Silverlight

    While we're on the *Silverlight* and *10 things* topic, Shawn has a very informative article per the link below:
  • Blog Post: Getting Silverlight 1.0 RC working with VS 2008 on a Vista Box

    I can't promise it will work for you, but if you’re interested, here is the order of install that I did, along with links for the bits, to build a box from a base Vista image to a VS2008/Silverlight demo machine :-) My experience has been good so far. Of course, let me state the obvious. Don't do...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Resources

    Many thanks to Asli Bilgin, DE extraordinaire, for pulling almost all of this list together. · silverlight · Telerik RadControls – 3d virtual rooms using control based framework · DLR & IronPython · Silverlight developer reference “poster” · Forums – installation, troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: MacWorld article says Vista more secure than Mac OS.

    I was a bit surprised to see this in MacWorld. I'll offer zero opinion, as I think the article and it's presence in MacWorld somewhat take care of that for me.
  • Blog Post: What is the .NET Framework?

    This has to be one of the most commonly asked questions of me over the last 5 years. And much like Godfrey Saxe's wonderful poem on experiential perspectives, the answer varies highly by who you ask. Many of us who have been rolling in the .NET Framework for 7 years tend to forget that the basic question...
  • Blog Post: Why it is better to run your applications on Vista

    I did this whitepaper back in November. I have no idea why I never blogged it. Well, I guess better late than never :-) It's called *The Advantages of Running Applications on Windows Vista*. If a whitepaper is published, and you forget...
  • Blog Post: Nice writeup of .NET 1.1 to 2.0 migration here Peter Laudati did all the work, so I made a slide deck out of it. Kind of says a lot about both of us, I guess. Hey, it's not as easy as you think to be the Vanna White of technology :-)
  • Blog Post: Interesting article on a hacker's experience with the Mac OS X
  • Blog Post: Deciding between Interfaces and Inheritance

    So often, I talk to developers who know how to do interfaces and inheritance in .NET, yet don't seem to have consistent rules around when to use which. If you're anywhere near Huntsville, Alabama on September 13th, I'll be speaking on this topic at the Huntsville New Technology User Group . I could...
  • Blog Post: Memory Management in C#

    If you're interested in learning about memory management best practices in C-Sharp, I'll be doing a talk tonight at the Microsoft Alpharetta offices: ... at this months the C# user group meeting:
  • Blog Post: A little fun with threading and VB.NET

    I put together a little demo that shows how to do simple multithreaded code in VB.NET. Rather than bury a simple demo with synchronization to the nines, I'll tell you to just accept this as an learning sample of how to use the thread pool and how to kick off a new OS thread. It does not imply any best...
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