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February, 2009

  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    References are not addresses

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    [NOTE: Based on some insightful comments I have updated this article to describe more clearly the relationships between references, pointers and addresses. Thanks to those who commented.] I review a fair number of C# books; in all of them of course...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Santalic tailfans, part two

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    As I have said before many times , there is only one sensible way to make a performant application. (As an aside: perfectly good word, performant, deal with it!) That is: Set meaningful, measurable, customer-focused goals. Write the code to be as clear...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    A nasality talisman for the sultana analyst

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    The other day my charming wife Leah and I were playing Scrabble Brand Crossword Game (a registered trademark of Hasbro and Mattel) as is our wont. I went first, drawing the Q and a bunch of vowels. Knowing that the Q is death to hold onto, I immediately...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Properties vs. Attributes

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    Here is yet another question I got from a C# user recently: I have a class that represents a business rule. I want to add some rule metadata that could be used by consumers to retrieve a friendlier rule name, description, and anything else that makes...
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