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Steve Clements .Net and then some.... January 2008 Entries
Looking for WPF and WCF training courses

I am looking for a training course in WPF and WCF in the Bristol, Bath or Exeter areas of the UK, but I'm not having much luck in finding any.  I only seem to find them in London...anyone know of any?



Posted On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:04 AM

Knowledge nugget: the 'this' constructor clause
Knowledge nugget...catchy heh?!? I come across this some time ago and have since used it pretty heavily - its nothing new, but certainly a useful feature. Its used when overloading constructors in your classes, so you have for example... public class Foo { public Foo(string arg1) { // Implementation for arg1 } public Foo(string arg1, string arg2) : this(arg1) { // Implementation for arg2 } } So the top constructor with one argument is called when using the second constructor, so you only need the ......

Posted On Friday, January 25, 2008 12:43 PM

Bristol (UK) User Group:
Last night was the first user group meeting of 2008, and it was my first meeting - I have blogged about it before, just being the socially inept loner that I am!!, I just haven't got round to going. The presentation was on Test Driven development TDD (Another post coming on that!) from a guy called Craig Murphy - this is a really interesting subject to me as we adopt TDD as best we can, it does however sometimes gives way to deadlines!! It was reassuring to see that we go about TDD in the right way ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:26 AM

Master Plan
Having just finished my masters exams for semester 1, I am planning to blog a little more! I am only doing the masters part time over two years so a fair way to go yet but none the less, it's one of my points for being a better developer in done. The semester 1 modules of OO Design and development (Java and UML) and Software engineering concepts threw up some interesting hurdles, like Netbeans and Java (I hope to get back to learn more about Java, but perhaps away from Netbeans!), SE concepts really ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 4:10 PM

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