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.NET Nomad What I've learned along the way November 2007 Entries
New place, new commute
I was getting used to the four hour round trip commute from Jersey everyday so I decided to change things up a bit and move to New York. We found a place on Long Island that fits our needs to a T. Three bedrooms total with two upstairs and one downstairs. The upstairs has the kitchen, main living room, a full bath, and a den type area. Downstairs is another bedroom, living area, full bath, and utility room with washer & dryer. The downstairs also has hookups available for a second kitchen if ......

Posted On Monday, November 26, 2007 8:40 PM

LINQ Overview, part one (Extension Methods)
Back Links LINQ Overview, part zero Forward Links LINQ Overview, part two (Lambda Expressions) In part zero I stated my intentions, now it is time to act. If you've ever programmed in C (no, I didn't forget the #) you may have had a function prototype laying around similar to: int Deposit(struct account *acct, double amnt); If one were to rewrite this today in C# you'd probably have a class to represent accounts and your method definition would just be: public void Deposit(double amount) You would ......

Posted On Monday, November 12, 2007 9:08 AM

LINQ Overview, part zero
Forward links LINQ Overview, part one (Extension Methods) LINQ Overview, part two (Lambda Expressions) I realize that these next few posts may be late to the game. The LINQ CTPs for .NET 3.0 have been out for quite a while and everyone already knows about the massive amount of improvements Microsoft made in the Beta1 & Beta2 releases of .NET 3.5. Further, we are supposedly less than a month away from seeing the official Visual Studio 2008 release. All that being said I am going to spend a little ......

Posted On Friday, November 9, 2007 9:31 AM

Development Philosophy
Software development is complicated. Everyone has their own opinion on how it should be approached and from time to time you get little clusters of folks that follow the same mantra, whether it be “agile methods”, “extreme programming”, “waterfall model”, etc. The underlying argument tends to be whether one thinks of programming and development as a science or an art. Before we get into the good stuff I thought it’d be nice if I could express my view on the matter and set some expectations when it ......

Posted On Thursday, November 8, 2007 3:01 PM

Live from New York!
Well, New Jersey technically, but as I write this I am being hurtled headlong towards the big apple on what appears to be a large, metallic worm. I’ve recently relocated to New York in order to move in with my girlfriend and be closer to my family. In terms of personal life this is exactly what I want and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Professionally I was a bit hesitant. I had a really great thing going at Quicken Loans. People seemed to appreciate the work I was doing there and I had a ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 7, 2007 9:15 AM

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