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  • Blog Post: BclExtras Library

    I published a .Net utility library on Code Gallery today called BclExtras .  It’s a set of classes meant to be used in addition to the standard .Net base class libraries (BCL).  The main focuses of the library are functional programming, multi-threading, LINQ extensions, unit testing and API...
  • Blog Post: Immutable Collections and Compatibility with Existing Frameworks

    When developing my immutable collections library , I spent a lot of time on usability. After all, if a library is not useful then what’s the point? A big portion of usability is being able to work with existing frameworks and technologies. For .Net and collections that means items like Data binding...
  • Blog Post: RantPack Update 2.0.0.2

    Version 2.0.0.2 released. Summary: RantPack is a utility library I maintain and actively use. The main themes of this library are functional programming, patterns, immutable/pressitent collections, future and other threading primitives. I've placed the code and binaries on http://code.msdn.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: To name a tuple value: A or Item0?

    One of the parts of a Tuple implementation for RantPack I struggled the most with was naming.  I tend to struggle with names quite a bit and there's really no reason for it.  It's a combination of pickiness and ... well there's really no good reason.  Pieces which can bother me range from...
  • Blog Post: RantPack Update

    I released a new version of RantPack today.  Mostly this is a bug fix release with a couple of minor new features. https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ProjectName=RantPack&ReleaseId=1119 Features Added a way to shim Immutable collections to non-immutable interfaces to...
  • Blog Post: RantPack - A utility library

    I often post code examples, samples and snippets on this blog. Many of these samples are a part of a utility library I've been writing and maintaining for many years now. Essentially since I got involved in DotNet programming. I write a lot of code for internal apps, demos and hobby projects. Having...
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