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Tim is a Solutions Architect for PSC Group, LLC. He has been an IT consultant since 1999 specializing in Microsoft technologies. Along with running the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group and speaking on Microsoft and architecture topics he was also contributing author on "The Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Enterprise Library".

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I have posted before about reading other's code.  What happens when you need an example to get ideas from or to better understand usage.  Let's face it.  Documentation of a language doesn't always give you everything you need to know.  If you haven't already found it, Krugle is a good place to look for code sample.  It is the Google of code files.  It has been around for a while but I don't believe that most developers know about it or use it as much as they might benefit.  Try it out.

Now you may want to look at code that isn't indexed on Krugle but you have the assembly for it.  In this case you will want to download Reflector.  This is another way to get hints and tricks from other's code.  Of course Reflector is looking at the the compiled code instead of the original source, but you will get the gist of what the developer was doing.

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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 11:50 AM Development | Back to top

Comments on this post: The Power Of Krugle And Reflector

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Hi Tim,

Thanks for the positive post - and for spreading the word about using open source as a good source of example code.

Regarding Reflector - is there much value in using it to make .NET assemblies searchable/browsable?


-- Ken
Left by Ken Krugler on Jan 28, 2008 8:28 AM

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