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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author March 2009 Entries
New blog title
Ever since I started this blog it hasn't really had a title (or at least a subtitle) other than “blog”. Thanks to Stan Schultes, I now have a new subtitle. This was born out of watching the CLR 4 Futures talk with Joshua Goodman at MVP Summit 2009 (the majority of which is also available from the PDC 2008 site on Channel 9). Since I present a lot on .NET memory management, including a deep dive on how the GC works and how to properly implement IDisposable and the dispose pattern, he suggested the ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 7:47 PM

Code Contracts in .NET
I have previously talked about code contracts in .NET 4.0, and while .NET 4.0 isn’t out yet you can work with them now in Visual Studio 2008 through MSDN DevLabs. In case you aren’t familiar with code contracts in .NET, this is a feature that was actually built by the .NET CLR team to provide a language-agnostic way to express code assumptions in the form of pre-conditions, post-conditions, and object invariants. There are currently two tools provided: Runtime Checking, which uses a binary rewriter ......

Posted On Monday, March 2, 2009 6:44 PM

MVP Summit 2009 Twitters
If you’re at MVP Summit 2009 (or not at Summit) and trying to find people to follow I’ve started putting together a list of MVPs and Microsoft employees that I know who are here. Everyone should be using the #mvp09 hashtag for their tweets, so you can follow the conversations using #hashtags, Twitter Search, Twopular, TweetScan, or any other twitter search sites. If you want to be included in this list (or have updates to your information), leave a comment or message me on Twitter. Microsoft MVPs ......

Posted On Sunday, March 1, 2009 5:45 PM

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