jaybaz [MS] WebLog

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September, 2004

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    Safely firing an event, Part 3

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    Take another look at Safely firing an event . According to Grant , there’s another issue here. The JITter may optimize away locals in situations where you think want them for thread safety. So the recommendation to make a local copy is not as valuable...
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    A Factory pattern

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    The idea popped in to my head, so I wrote it down. I’m not sure what it’s good for, but here it is: class C { private C() { } public static class Factory { public static C New() { return new C (); } } } class Program { static void Main ( string [] args...
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    Separating out unit tests

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    This question came up on a customer chat today. It’s probably interesting to a wider audience, so I’m posting it here. I'm currently doing TDD with NUnit. With the upcoming testing tools in Whidbey, how do you see the separation of tests from production...
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    Won't Fix or Postponed?

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    In our bug database, when resolving a bug, you have to select a “Resolution”. Obviously you can resolve as “Fixed”. Other options include: By Design - this isn’t a bug, we meant it to work this way. Not Repro - you were mistaken, this bug doesn’t exist...
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    Across the sound

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    In the United States , today is Labor Day . Now that I’m a manager, I don’t labor too hard, but I took the day off anyway. We’d talked before about taking the little one on a ferry ride, but hadn’t done it yet. Today seemed like the last good chance to...
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    Come work on C#

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    I wanted to post a short note about all the different job opportunities available today in C#. We have 3 areas of focus: C# IDE (Refactoring, intellisense, etc. - what I work on) C# Compiler (command line compiler + IDE integration) Visual Studio Debugger...
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    C# Editor at a conference?

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    Back in da day, I used to go to VC/VS themed conferences and talk about the debugger. Even though I wasn't a very good speaker, the talks were very well received. Lots of technical content, tips for how to be more productive with the debugger. When I...
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    A man talking sense to him self...

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    ...is no less sane than a man talking nonsense , not to himself. The full text of the previous subtitle: It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts aquire speed. The lips aquire stain, the stain becomes...
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    A blog break

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    Earlier I talked about the challenges of shipping software . You want Whidbey, and we want to give it to you. To make that happen, we need to fix the remaining bugs & shut this product cycle down. We want to focus our attention on this work, so we...
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