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    ImmutableStack in F#

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    When learning a new language I find it very instructive to re-code certain structures from my well used libraries into the new language.  It gives a great basis for comparison in terms of ease of implementation, expressiveness of the language and...
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    Don't speak geek to your family

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    In planning my recent vacation an email thread was started about who would be picking up the groceries.  Most importantly, who would be picking up the drinks.  My brother was quick to volunteer.  I said in no uncertain terms I didn't want...
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    Comments

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    If only people spent as much time writing comments as they did speaking to the evils of comments.  Everything from useless, inaccurate, to many comments make code unreadable, you should code better ... etc.  I haven't ever looked at a piece...
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    CLR Changes in 3.5 SP1

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    If you haven't come across this post yet about inlining changes in 3.5 SP1 it's a good read. The short version is, value types will have better performance. http://blogs.msdn.com/clrcodegeneration/archive/2007/11/02/how-are-value-types-implemented-in...
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    5 things Hollywood thinks computers can do

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    Reading another Jtenos' blog , I came across this article about things Hollywood thinks can be done with computers.  Humorous read. http://www.cracked.com/article_15229_5-things-hollywood-thinks-computers-can-do.html
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    Disabling JIT optimizations while debugging

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    If you've ever been debugging a managed app, only to be unable to evaluate any of the locals or parameters because the code was "optimized", check out the article below.  It shows a quick trick to disable optimizations by way of a .ini...
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    Learning a new Language: F#

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    Time again to learn a new language.  I enjoy picking up a new language every now and again.  It's a great way to branch out your skill set and usually leads to new programming techniques in languages that are a part of professional or hobby...
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    First MSDN article

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    The August issue of MSDN magazine will be carrying an article I wrote this spring.  In it I toy around with using the deferred execution and lazy evaluation properties of LINQ to create more responsive UI code.  You can view the article here...
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    ImmutableStack in F# Part 2

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    I'm a bit busier than I thought I would be after returning from vacation.  But I had a little bit of time to play around with the implementation again today.  Thanks to all the suggestions in the comments from the previous post .  This...
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    F# CTP Released

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    A new version of the F# CTP was released today. There are a lot of new improvements to the language and project system. Check it out here
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    Simple class for tests involving a SynchronizationContext

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    Recently I had to test a class which heavily depended upon a SynchronizationContext .  This threw me off for about half an hour as I didn't want to write multi-threaded unit tests.  Multi-threaded code is difficult enough without adding needless...
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