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Tatworth June 2011 Entries
Updated Release for stylecop‏ - The version number is 4.5.24.0.

There is yet another stylecop release 4.5.24.0. ! Download it from http://stylecop.codeplex.com/releases/view/62209

"This version has fixes for async only.

Unless there are any showstopping, crashing bugs this build will be RTW this Thursday (June 30, 2011)

This release includes the very latest StyleCop for ReSharper plugin and will automatically uninstall previous versions of StyleCop."

Posted On Tuesday, June 28, 2011 11:29 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 28/June/2011 - Accelerated C# 2010
Today's $10 Deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Accelerated C# 2010 "C# 2010 offers powerful new features, and this book is the fastest path to mastering them—and the rest of C#—for both experienced C# programmers moving to C# 2010 and programmers moving to C# from another object-oriented language." ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:01 AM

Stylecop 4.5.22.0 is available

StyleCop 4.5 RC10. is available at http://stylecop.codeplex.com/releases/view/62209

The version number is 4.5.22.0. Unless there are any showstopping, crashing bugs this build will be RTW next Thursday (June 30, 2011)

 

Posted On Saturday, June 25, 2011 5:23 PM

FREE Cheat Sheets for Developers

At http://refcardz.dzone.com/ there are a wide variety of developer cheat sheets. These cover a wide variety of languages. Have a look there should be one of more sheets that are useful to you.

 

Posted On Monday, June 20, 2011 10:40 PM

Bye bye Reflector, Hello Telerik JustCompile!

The demise of the free utility Relector, first led to jetbrains bringing out Dot Net Peek and now Telerik are bringing out JustDecompile. Download a Beta of it from http://www.telerik.com/products/decompiling?utm_source=CodeProjectNewsletter&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=justdecompile

Posted On Monday, June 20, 2011 10:30 PM

Monitoring Visual Studio 2010 Performance Problems
At http://visualstudiogallery.... Microsoft have provided a tool for Visual Studio to provide reports on Visual Studio 2010 performance problems. The use of it has been discussed at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vis... as follows: "Would you like Visual Studio 2010 to be even faster? Would you like any performance issue you see to be reported automatically without any hassle? Well now you can, with the new Visual ......

Posted On Sunday, June 19, 2011 10:20 PM

7-ZIP - a free alternative to WinZip

7-Zip supports many formats - 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, WIM, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR, Z.

Download it from http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/

Posted On Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:58 PM

A free screen shot tool - Greenshot
I have just found on source Forge a free screenshot tool - http://sourceforge.net/proj... This tool can capture: the whole screen a given windows a user selectable rectangle Greenshot can be used for annotating the image. It works on 32-bit MS Windows (NT/2000/XP), 64-bit MS Windows, Vista, Windows 7, WinXP ......

Posted On Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:53 PM

Please help me to improve Re-Sharper
Re-Sharper is an excellent aid to producing good code in either C# or VB.NET. Recently through using Resharper and StyleCop, I have found three area where ReSharper needs to be improved. Please log into the YouTrack at http://youtrack.jetbrains.net and vote for the following: RSRP-268868 Improvement to removal of redundant else and invert if optimisations for enhanced stylecop compliance. When Resharper removes a redundant else, there needs to be a blank line added. Currently there is no provision ......

Posted On Sunday, June 19, 2011 4:49 PM

Stylecop 4.5.20.0 is available
Stylecop 4.5.20.0 is available is available at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... This is the StyleCop 4.5 RC8. "This release includes the very latest StyleCop for ReSharper plugin and will automatically uninstall previous versions of StyleCop. This updated release contains around 200 bug fixes since the 4.4 RTW release and includes 5 new rules. Support for the async CTP is also added. SA1125 - UseShorthandForNullableTypes SA1411 - AttributeConstructorMustNot... ......

Posted On Sunday, June 19, 2011 4:07 PM

SQL Injection Attacks are still occurring
It should be of concern to all developers that SQL Injection attacks are still occurring. Here are some resources on the subject: http://www.darkreading.com/... (needs free registration) http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... http://www.unixwiz.net/tech... http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... http://www.sitepoint.com/sq... And for a funny view on it see http://xkcd.com/327/ So what are you doing to ......

Posted On Sunday, June 19, 2011 3:53 PM

It's official: developers get better with age. And scarcer.

At http://coding-and-more.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-official-developers-get-better-with.html there is a very interesting article on how good older developers are.

Well as a developer with some 32 years in IT, I certainly agreed.

Posted On Sunday, June 19, 2011 3:21 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 19/June/2011
Today's $10 Apress Deal of the Day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/ is Visual C# 2010 Recipes - A Problem-Solution Approach "When you are facing a Visual C# 2010 problem, this book likely contains a recipe providing the solution—or at least points you in the right direction. Even if you are simply looking to broaden your knowledge of the .NET Framework class library, Visual C# 2010 Recipes is the perfect resource to assist you." ......

Posted On Sunday, June 19, 2011 3:13 PM

More free programming books

At http://citizen428.net/archives/434, there is a list of some 50 free programming eBooks.

Posted On Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:27 PM

Free WebMatrix e-book

At http://ubelly.com/2011/06/free-webmatrix-e-book/ there is an e-book on Microsoft Web Matrix that is free to download.

Posted On Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:21 PM

How to shoot yourself in the foot in various programming languages!
At http://www.codeproject.com/... there is a hilarious list of ways to shoot yourself in the foot in various programming languages. C You shoot yourself in the foot. C++ You accidently create a dozen instances of yourself and shoot them all in the foot. Providing emergency medical assistance is impossible since you can't tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others and saying "That's me, over there." FORTRAN You shoot yourself in each toe, iteratively, ......

Posted On Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:15 PM

10 things that suck about J***

At http://www.betanews.com/article/10-Things-that-suck-about-Java/1307627559this is a very perceptive article about the J*** language - well worth a read.

Posted On Sunday, June 12, 2011 9:51 PM

StyleCop 4.5 (build 4.5.19.0) released
StyleCop 4.5 (build 4.5.19.0) has been released at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... For the last few versions, StyleCop has checked for a new version at the start-up of Visual Studio, so you can more easily keep up with the latest version. StyleCop's integration with Resharper (referred to as R# in the setup) continues to improve. I have recently finished Style-Copping the TimePeriod solution at http://www.codeproject.com/... The improved StyleCop / Resharper ......

Posted On Sunday, June 12, 2011 6:24 PM

And again I have to say "Do not SPAM me"

I have just deleted two more SPAM comments. Yes the comments were very appreciative but the URL entered was pure SPAM. If your URL is IT related or otherwise of general public interest, then your comment will be approved.

Comments with SPAM URLs will not be approved.

Posted On Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:23 PM

Save 50% on OReilly JavaScript Ebooks and Videos
For 1 week, O' Reilly are giving 50% off on JavaScript ebooks and videos. "JavaScript is now a language every developer should know." – Mike Loukides, Vice President of Content Strategy for O'Reilly Media JavaScript is everywhere: servers, rich web client libraries, HTML5, databases, even JavaScript-based languages. If you've avoided JavaScript, this is the year to learn it. And if you don't, you risk being left behind. Whatever your level, we have you covered: Introductory / Intermediate / Advanced ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:00 AM

Again I say do not SPAM me.

No matter how complementary your comments are, if the URL is not either of relevance to programming or of legitimate public interest, then your comments will be deleted.

Posted On Monday, June 6, 2011 10:40 PM

CLR via C# - review resumed

After a break of some months, I have been able to resume my review of CLR via C# (ISBN 978-0-7356-2704-8).

I read with interest the Author's view on properties. Whilst I do not agree with them as I follow the StyleCop advice to use properties rather than public fields, the Author nevertheless makes some valid points.

If you have 18+ months experience of C#, I urge you to buy and study this book.

Posted On Sunday, June 5, 2011 10:34 PM

Stylecop 4.5.17.0. a.k.a. StyleCop 4.5 RC5.
Stylecop 4.5.17.0. a.k.a. StyleCop 4.5 RC5 has now been released at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... This is a particularly important release if you use ReSharper. When the new version is installed, it prompts you regarding setting your ReSharper defaults to be StyleCop compatible. If you acccept these defaults, making code StyleCop compatible becomes much easier. There is is now an option that will automaticly add the "this." where required. This is a very useful option for ReSharper ......

Posted On Sunday, June 5, 2011 10:06 PM

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