Jeremiah Clark's Blog

A place to collect my ramblings about Microsoft and the .NET Framework.
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    Parallel Computing in .NET

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    A recent article in MSDN magazine talks about the upcoming CTP release of the Parallel FX library, currently scheduled for the Fall of 2007. You can find the article here: Optimize Managed Code for Mulit-Core Machines. The recent trend with CPUs...
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    Mixing Extension Methods and Anonymous Types

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    In my recent post Overcoming the Limitations of Anonymous Types , I talked about ways to get around the method scope and read-only limitations of anonymous types. These were fairly simple examples that used reflection to gather data from the type once...
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    Replacing CMD with PowerShell

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    First off, I really like Windows PowerShell . I have been using it for a while now and I find it extremely powerful. I now use it for every command line thing that I do. (I would also recommend the PowerShell Community Extensions . These add some very...
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    Overcoming the Limitations of Anonymous Types

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    It seems clear that the new anonymous types feature for C# 3.0 is going to be very useful, however there are a few limitations that come along with them: limited scope and read-only properties. Anonymous types have a method scope. This means that...
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    LINQ Makes Life Easier

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    LINQ is really cool. There are tons of examples on the web that show you how to use LINQ to query a database, xml file, text file or collection. This is what LINQ will primarily be used for; to simplify and support the need to provide an association between...
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    Simple GZip compression of files with .NET

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    I had to do some file compression recently (which oddly enough I had never had to do before). Compressing files using GZipStream in a few lines of code: using (FileStream fStream = new FileStream( @"C:\test.docx.gzip" , FileMode.Create, FileAccess...
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    Process Explorer v11.0 Released

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    A new version of Process Explorer was released today! If you do not already have it, I highly suggest that you download it and use it. It is an amazing tool, basically Task Manager on steroids. You can find just about every conceivable bit of information...
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    C# 3.0 Anonymous Types

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    I have been playing around with some of the new C# 3.0 features, and I really have to say that I like the anonymous types. In reality, they do not present a great advantage over typical code defined classes, but they are simple and easy to use and require...
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    A Class Every Developer Should Take

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    Last week I attended the Wintellect course entitled Mastering .NET Debugging taught by debugging guru John Robbins . It was a 2-day virtual classroom that utilized Live Meeting. The course was very good and I would highly recommend it to all Windows developers...
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