Being Scott Densmore

One Angry Coder

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    Enterprise Library : Configuration Part 1

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    As Peter Provost says to me all the time “it is all about configuration, that is what it [Enterprise Library] essentially is…”. I guess he is right. Since Enterprise Library [EntLib] is built to be extensible, pluggable, etc., we needed...
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    Enterprise Library - A Comparison

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    I am a movie and car fanatic and when I think of Enterprise Library here is what I think of sleek, fast, desirable… And if anyone wants me to take one of these off their hands… you just let me know . Now playing: Fuel - Jesus...
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    Enterprise Library - Shipping Dedication

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    I know that everyone is lined up to get tickets and you will be able to get them today (this afternoon at the latest PST time). This time around, to download EntLib you will need to register. We are not going to spam you, we are just trying to understand...
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    Little Know Component Model Gotcha with IDictionaryService

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    I don’t know how many people in the world this gotcha will affect but I found it very interesting after a conversation with one of the devs internally so I thought I would share the information with those of you out there in the wild. When you...
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    A new member to the crew

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    Tom Hollander , Product Manager e xtraordinaire , has joined the ranks in blogging about Enterprise Library. Look for a lot of good juicy marketing content over there . I will try and keep in check over here . Actually, Tom is quite technical and I have...
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    Enterprise Library RTW (Release To Web)

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    Barring any major catastrophes, it is official. On January 28th Enterprise Library will be up and available on MSDN. Spread the word… download the code, give us feedback, join the GotDotNet workspace . Tell your mom, it could change her life .
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    New Job Openings in patterns & practices

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    I am a little late to the game, but via Peter & Jim , you can come work with us . Software Development Manager Software Development Engineer Now don’t you really want to work with some really cool guys and cool technology? Of course...
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    King Nerd Really?

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    Guess I didn't spend enough time in Math class to get to the next level.
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    "You Big Dummy"

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    Why is it that I like to make things hard on myself? I was doing some refactoring a class method ["Introduce Parameter Object"] and decided that I would just change the signature, rename the method, blah blah blah in one shot, why not, I was already there...
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    Testing BlogJet

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    I have installed an interesting application - BlogJet . It's a cool Windows client for my blog tool (as well as for other tools). Get your copy here: http://blogjet.com "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." -- Pablo Picasso
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    This is Me?

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    Me as a South Park character... via Peter Provost .
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    Why is Clean Project not a first class citizen

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    I know this seems trivial, but since my move to the .NET world in Visual Studio .NET (VS.NET), I sorely miss features from Visual C++ functionality. Now before I get to my point I want to give a little overview of how VS.NET works before getting to for...
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    API Studies

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    Last night I went and heard a talk from Steven Clarke on API usability. I always heard knew about this, but after hearing Steven talk last night, man I am starting to get my head around how different developers approach an API. Now if there was one take...
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    The return of the Iterator

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    Brian is a genius. I have really been p***** ever since I lost the ability to have generic iterators like I had in C++. We can all argue about the type safety later, lets just stick to the point. Brian's post is pure genius. Learn it, love it, live it...
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    What do we do here?

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    Sandy , a fellow Titans fan, has a great post about what we do here at patterns and practices (although a little long winded ) .
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    Another Non Admin Woe in Visual Studio

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    Today I needed to run some unit tests in an admin console (thanks to Aaron ), so I fired up VS as admin and built the project and ran my tests. This was the first time I had built the project, so when I went back to loading VS as Non-Admin, I got an access...
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    How to Scroll in a Command Window

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    As Brian Button pointed out earlier, I am keyboard junkie. I found myself today needing to scroll through my console window after running some unit tests that had failed. Now my first thought would be page up / page down... nope didn't work. Confused...
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    You Get What You Pay For

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    Brian Button was looking at some code today and saw this as a test... adRolesProvider = null; Assert.IsNull(adRolesProvider); Enough said. UPDATE: Just to be clear... Brian didn't write the test... just found it.
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    What Kind of Elitist Am I?

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    Your CD collection is almost as big as your ego, and you can most likely play an instrument or three. You're a real hit at parties, but you're SO above karaoke. What people love: You're instant entertainment. Unless you play the obo. What people hate...
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    I am just a file extension sitting on your file system

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    Thanks to Peter for pointing me to this. I have taken this before, yet this time I really tried to answer honest. Which File Extension are You? So am I really that wierd? And I don't think I am all that cool and happening.
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    What OS are you?

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    So now that I know that I am file extension what OS do I live on? Which OS are You? Guess this is why I am weird.
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    Enterprise Library Part Deux

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    I just wanted to clear up some things on Enterprise Library. I would love to give everyone a copy of it right now, but because of some contractual obligations we can not release until January. So between now and then I will be making some posts about...
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    Enterprise Library 'The Day After'

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    I can finally lift my head up. The day has finally arrived (as far as I know)… we are at zbb (zero bug bounce) and if nothing weird happens we will ship our bits to Avanade on Monday. What does this mean for the rest of the world? In 3 months we will...
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    Generics

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    This morning I read a post about the .NET design guidelines and I am upset about the last line of this guideline. We are now going to have people choosing generics over polymorphism to solve a problem. If I expect an ISession for the paramter of my method...
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    An open letter to the jury

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    I thought this fit the mood given our current state of politics... I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of the panel. You lousy cork-suckers. You have violated my fargin' rights. This suminonbatching country was founded so that the...
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