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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author June 2009 Entries
Sams Teach Yourself C# 2010 in 24 Hours
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the Sams Teach Yourself books, at least in passing if not in owning one. I am very excited to announce that I will be joining the Sams Publishing authoring team for their upcoming Teach Yourself C# 2010 in 24 Hours book. This new edition will be quite a bit different from the previous editions since it will be much more language-focused and will take a more holistic view of the language. If you have already looked at one of the earlier editions and decided that ......

Posted On Friday, June 26, 2009 6:54 PM

Tampa Bay IASA June 2009 Meeting Reminder
Just a quick reminder that the June 2009 meeting is tonight from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET) at the Microsoft office. Please be sure to register so we have a good idea of how much pizza to order. Enterprise Architecture What is it? Why is it important? An overview of Enterprise Architecture as a discipline, its principles, methods, frameworks and tools. This session will explore the growing role and importance of enterprise architecture in the management of organizations. Speaker: Bob Otterberg is the ......

Posted On Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:39 AM

Getting a custom attribute
Attribute programming has a lot of benefits and, when done correctly, can greatly simplify the amount of code that you need to write. One drawback to using attributes is that the code required to retrieve a custom attribute from a type is a bit cumbersome and is very repetitious. Given a type, the simplest way to retrieve a custom attribute is code like CustomAttribute attribute = Attribute.GetCustomAttribut... typeof(CustomAttribute), true) as CustomAttribute; While this is simple ......

Posted On Monday, June 8, 2009 1:31 PM

Windows 7 Bing Search Connector
Microsoft’s latest incarnation of it’s search engine, which has gone by a few different code names, is live a few days early. It’s still early, so it remains to be seen if Microsoft will be able to pull any search market share away from Google, but Bing looks like it may be a good start. The biggest difference is that Bing seems to offer better organization by putting the related searches list along the left side of the search results where you can see it without scrolling. It also provides a search ......

Posted On Monday, June 1, 2009 1:16 PM

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