Monthly Archives: May 2008

Presenting C# 3.0 and LINQ at Sarasota Florida Visual Studio 2008 Launch Event

Feels weird to have a Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 launch events happening in June, but the Sarasota Florida .NET Developer Launch Event is on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Sarasota Community Foundation. There … Continue reading 

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Day of Patterns & Practices – Your Thoughts? Catch me at Party at Palermo, TechEd, Florida Tweener

I run a very humble free event, called Day of Patterns & Practices, which is a day long event in Tampa, Florida where we discuss various proven practices as well as tools and technologies that support those practices. The event has … Continue reading 

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ReSharper Introspection Severity and the var Keyword

I flagged a blog post the other day from a news feed where someone implied that they had removed ReSharper 4.0 Beta because they did not agree with the ReSharper 4.0 hints regarding the use of the var keyword. If you install … Continue reading 

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EntLib 4.0 Validation Application Block and Unity Screencast

In my last screencast I talked about integrating the Data Access Application Block with Unity: Enterprise Library 4.0 Data Access Application Block ( DAAB ) and Unity IoC Screencast In the following screencast on the Validation Application Block in Enterprise … Continue reading 

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Enterprise Library 4.0 DAAB with Unity Screencast

I received a few requests for a screencast to go along with my tutorial: Enterprise Library 4.0 Data Access Application Block ( DAAB ) and Unity IoC Tutorial – DataAccessBlockExtension so I went ahead and cooked one up: Enterprise Library … Continue reading 

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Unity 1.1 Released and Included in Enterprise Library 4.0

Nothing scarier than hearing about Unity 1.1 being released after Enterprise Library 4.0, but rest assured Unity 1.1 is included with Enterprise Library 4.0. Unity 1.1 fixes a few bugs and has other enhancements: Removal of all obsolete ObjectBuilder code. … Continue reading 

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Enterprise Library 4.0 Released with Unity IoC Integration

I was wondering just the other day when Enterprise Library 4.0 might be released and low and behold today was the day. There are no new application blocks with Enterprise Library 4.0, but there are a few enhancements to existing … Continue reading 

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 "Background Compiling" for C#

I don’t know the proper term for the new functionality in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 for C# that does code anaysis and finds compilation errors without an explicit compile ( what I would term “Background Compilation” ), but Scott Guthrie … Continue reading 

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Book Review: C# in Depth

While hanging at the pool last night with the kids, I finished an excellent book on C# by Jon Skeet, called C# in Depth: What you need to master C# 2 and 3. The book is about 370 pages, but … Continue reading 

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MacBook Pro, iWork, Expression Studio 2 and other Rumblings…

I have been quiet the past couple of weeks on CodeBetter. Truth be told I had nothing really “CodeBetter” worthy to say ( and still don’t ) as most of my time over the past couple of months has been … Continue reading 

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