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Chris Canal A Scottish .NET Developer January 2008 Entries
Bringing the Clipboard into the 21st century
Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror has an interesting post on a Clipboard replacement called ClipX.



I''ve just installed it and really am left confused why something similar hasn't been introduced to Windows in all this time!

Posted On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:32 PM

Top 10 Estimation Best Practices
Estimations isn't one of my strongest skills, so I eat up any information I find on it. I've recently came across Mike Griffins fantastic blog (http://www.leadinganswers.... on agile project management. He's just posted Top 10 Estimation Best Practices which I would strongly recommend for anyone that want to work on their estimation skills ......

Posted On Friday, January 18, 2008 4:44 PM

VS 2005 Switching Keyboard Layout
Has anyone over came across this before?  Randomly Visual Studio 2005 will switch the keyboard settings from UK to US.  Only is one instance though, if I open another, it will be unaffected.

Very stange!

Posted On Tuesday, January 8, 2008 4:48 PM

Using Reflection in .ToString()...
I've being considering using reflection within a classes .ToString() method, something along the lines of this: public override string ToString() { StringBuilder toString = new StringBuilder(); PropertyInfo[] props = GetType().GetProperties(); foreach (PropertyInfo prop in props) { toString.AppendFormat("{0} : {1} || ", prop.Name, prop.GetValue(this, null)); } return toString.ToString(); } Is this smelly code ......

Posted On Monday, January 7, 2008 3:48 AM

Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns: Using .Net
I'm currently just over halfway through this book and just wanted to post a hearty recommendation! It's by far one of the best books I've read in a long time! I like the conversational style Jimmy Nilsson has taken, it makes the content far more accessible and easily understood. I've ready a few lukewarm reviews about the book, mainly about the book not being as packed with code examples as it should be, but I don't have a problem with this. The books covers enough to allow me to get my head around ......

Posted On Monday, January 7, 2008 12:03 AM

New Year Resolutions
It's that time of year again, and here's another blog started with the best of intentions! As with a lot of developers, starting a blog is one of the steps I'm taking to becoming a better developer. Here are the other steps I'm planning: Start a blog and keep posting Tada! Now to keep posting... :o) Make one substantial blog post/webcast every 2 weeks Although I want to post regularly, I also want to write something more like an article every 2 weeks. These posts will probably be about doing something ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 2, 2008 11:50 PM

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