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Monthly Archives: January 2005

Enterprise Library from MS Patterns & Practices. . . downloaded – level 200

Well, it’s finally out.  Download the lib here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/entlib.asp I’ve downloaded it, and I’m excited to try out the contents.  Of course by now, my team and I have already developed a team framework with most of this functionality, so … Continue reading 

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String concatenation discovery – not the usual += bit – level 300

We’ve all seen the demo where Stringbuilder blows away appending strings in a loop where you just do a += or string = string + something.   I’m not going to cover that scenario, but I did compare 4 different … Continue reading 

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Use .Net 2.0 code NOW – level 300

This topic isn’t for the newbie .Net-er.  We’ve all dabbled with ASP.NET 2.0 master pages, themes, and other goodies.  I’ve created a suite of master pages controls that started with Paul Wilson’s controls but was enhanced with ideas from the … Continue reading 

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Coding standards from Microsoft – level 100

If you’ve ever tried to discuss coding standards, you’ve realized that we have a long way to go before we actually have a widely-accepted standard. Check out Brad Abrams’ post about coding standards in use in Microsoft internally.   it’s … Continue reading 

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Scott Bellware does it again.

Scott has some great brain dumps on his blog about Client-driven design.  Check it out.

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Catch up on events – level 000

This weekend is my Army Reserve drill weekend for the month of January, and I finally have some time to catch up on blog reading.  Most of the unit is in the field, but I’m at the HQ because I’m … Continue reading 

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Logging using the Trace and Debug classes in the .Net framework – level 300

I’ve seen several homemade logging mechanism used in various applications, and they all do their job, but every one of them seems to be very tightly coupled, and the source that does the logging must to changed to add a … Continue reading 

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New director of operations for the .Net user group of Austin, TX – level 000

Today I have stepped up to the position of “Director of Operations” in our local Austin .Net User Group.  I look forward to being more involved with the development community and contributing.

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