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Design Guidelines, Managed code and the .NET Framework

January, 2004

  • Brad Abrams

    Reflection on unmanaged coding guidelines

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    Recently I got asked to review a set of internal coding guidelines – unfortunately they were for un managed code… I admit it has been a while sense I have written much unmanaged code and I was amazed at how many guidelines are just taken care...
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    Pithy Perf Patterns

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    Maoni Stephens, Perf PM on the CLR team sent me some key “patterns”... You will see I have not expanded on any of them, I am sure we can talk Rico into blogging on any of these at length if we ask nicely.... avoid finalizers; use the...
  • Brad Abrams

    What is managed code?

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    Recently I have been working on pulling together some background information and I thought I'd share it here. I certainly don't claim any of this is news, but at least google will help me find it next time I need it ;-) What is managed code? Managed...
  • Brad Abrams

    FxCop gets a blog...

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    The FxCop team has opened a blog... Check them out at : http://weblogs.asp.net/fxcop/ . To Kick it off, Michael Fanning (head-dev on FxCop) explains why some shipped Microsoft managed assemblies have fxcop violations... Enjoy.
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    Have you been burned by versioning enums (repost)

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    I did decide to do one repost, just to be sure everyone got a chance to give feedback... Kit George is working on a guideline around versioning wrt Enums and he needs your feedback. It’s a know issue that adding values to enums is bad ...
  • Brad Abrams

    I have Moved!

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    As some of you have no doubt noticed, the blogs.gotdotnet.com has been frozen... I was hoping to get my old posts ported over before the freeze, but so be it... The old posts should be here before too long. In the mean time, you can still read them at...
  • Brad Abrams

    Have you been burned by versioning enums

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    Kit George is working on a guideline around versioning wrt Enums and he needs your feedback. It’s a know issue that adding values to enums is bad (from a breaking change perspective), WHEN someone is exhaustively switching over that enum. For example...
  • Brad Abrams

    Longhorn demo video online...

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    Carter Maslan has what some could call a dream job… Wouldn’t you love to build amazing demos with current LH bits and shoot videos showing how cool LH is? Check out his latest work , I hear there are more to come every month or so… I have seen...
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    Creating the ECMA docs for the Library

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    In a past life I worked with some great folks on standardizing the Base Class Library for the ECMA CLI Standard . I was reminded of the experience today as some folks on my team prepare to update the standard with some new stuff (for example generic...
  • Brad Abrams

    Setting Environment Variables

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    Another tidbit from Kit George, PM on the BCL team: In Whidbey we added the ability to set environment variables. To see an example check out the Managed Explorer sample available at: http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/clr/bcl/demos/demos.aspx ...
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