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Watashi no "IL Code" seksu desu
So, I may not be entirely up on my un-couth Japanese sayings, but one thing is for sure, IL code, to the average developer (Read: Me) might as well be written in the same Romaji thats in the title. That is, it's hard to make heads or tails of, and since you most likely never, or only rarely look at it, you get very little opportunity to actually study it. I've been the same way for the past few years, acknowledging that IL exists, and just like that ugly friend, I don't actually acknowledge there ......

Posted On Monday, March 31, 2008 10:52 AM

Tech in 5 Minutes: Nifty C# operators that don't get much love
In my travels around .Net land, I've come to know, love and exploit several denizens of the tribe of C#. Some of these have already been written about, such as Yield return and the => operator. But more recently, I've had the opportunity to educate some fellow travelers on two of the most useful, but least used operator. Those being the Comparison Operator (?:) and the Null Coalescing Operator (??). Lets start our adventure by watching the Comparison Operator in it's natural environment. If you ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 11:31 AM

Tech in 5 Min: TDD: Code, Your Way
We've all heard the buzz acronym TDD. But has anyone actually put these things to use in a practical way? I know of a couple of guys who have, but for the most part, a majority of developers tend to shy away from this new fangled gadgetry. The main reason, I believe, is that it can be difficult to justify a learning curve when: A solution in a current ver. of code exists Management is on your ass to just "Get it done" Open source projects are a natural contraceptive Now that I've stated the obvious, ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 11:29 AM

Central Ohio Day Of .Net
It's that time of year again. Where the snow hasn't quite gone away, and it's still cold as Steve Job's gaze. Which means it must be time for a Day of .Net event! WOOT! I'll be presenting a new talk I've derived. Some of you may remember the XNA presentation I gave for the last DODN in Ann Arbor. Don't worry; my ADD has kicked into overdrive and now i'm off to other sparkly things that are not XNA. For this go-around i'll be giving a new talk that I've wrangled up from the inner most reaches of Reddingdom. ......

Posted On Monday, March 10, 2008 12:12 PM

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