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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Next Episode Coming Soon or Why Backups Are Important

I’ve received a lot of great feedback on Becoming a Jedi and was planning on having the next episode done already. Unfortunately lightning struck twice. While fighting a horrid sore throat -likely the same illness that had Roy Osherove missing … Continue reading 

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Double-Header Presentations at Calgary .NET User Group

I’ll be one of the speakers at the Calgary .NET User Group this Thursday. First up is Daryl Rasmussem… Building ASP.NET/AJAX with Visual Studio 2008 by Daryl Rasmussem AJAX is now built into ASP.NET with Visual Studio 2008 – and … Continue reading 

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DevTeach Toronto 2008 Wrap-up

Another DevTeach has come and gone. I had an awesome time. I enjoyed hanging out with old friends and meeting some new ones. I saw a lot of great sessions, but the best part, as always, is the hallway and … Continue reading 

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Becoming a Jedi – Part 1 of N

…a ReSharper Jedi, that is. I am making no claims about my own ReSharper Jedi abilities. JP and Oren are known ReSharper Jedi Masters. I feel more like Luke Skywalker when he first landed on Dagobah in comparison. Back to … Continue reading 

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The Bookshelf

The following is a list of excellent books that every developer should read. I have focused on technology-agnostic books as I find them the most valuable. I have read every book on this list and recommend them without reservation. As … Continue reading 

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