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Visual Studio Task Comments
I've always found it kind of useful to be able to leave "to do" markers in your code when you are developing with Visual Studio. Often times, as I am writing code, I like to leave some to do comments in areas of my code that I intend to come back and re-examine or refactor. This is the syntax of the to do comment: //TODO: need to write better code here When you build, Visual Studio will keep track of these comments, allowing you to jump back into that code whenever you feel like it. Always thought ......

Posted On Monday, February 23, 2009 11:27 PM

Microsoft .NET Framework - Application Development Foundation Exam 70-536
After 2 months of studying, I took the MCTS test today. I passed! Barely :D Let's just say that if I had missed one more question, I would've probably failed. That test definately kicked my butt. It was much harder than I had anticipated. I prepared for the test by going through the Microsoft MCTS book a couple of times. I then went through the review questions and took the practice tests multiple times until I memorized all the questions. The actual test consisted of 40 multiple choice questions, ......

Posted On Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:43 PM

Kitty Purry
The lovely Katy Perry's Hello Katy tour swung by my neck of the woods the other night. It was a rousing good time. The show was high energy, and so was Katy. She was craaazay. In a good way:) She may not be the most incredible vocalist in the world, but she is a great song writer, amazing performer and a stunning looker to boot. It is easy to see why she is the darling of Pop right now ......

Posted On Friday, February 13, 2009 9:59 PM

Here is a .Net Threadpool performance tip. Prior to .Net 2.0 service pack 1, the default thread count in the Threadpool was 25 worker threads and 1000 IO threads per processor. In service pack 1, Microsoft increased the default thread count to 250 worker threads. Most people know that when you use the Threadpool object in your application to manage background threads and you run out of threads, it can have a negative impact on the performance of your application. But did you know that if you don't ......

Posted On Sunday, February 8, 2009 12:57 AM

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