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Monthly Archives: March 2006

Language Proficiency – C# or VB.NET?

In a somewhat unrelated comment to Sahil’s really-should-remember-but-gonna-forget-and-get-bit-in-the-ass post, Scriptor pointed out how little VB is used here at CodeBetter. While I’m too new at CodeBetter to really comment to that specific charge, I’ve always have something to say about … Continue reading 

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log4net’s good

I know I’m about 4 years behind, but figuring others might be as well, I just wanted to say that I’m using log4net religiously in my applications. I’d say it “rocks”, but a better explanation would be to say it … Continue reading 

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Eschewing Design Patterns

I’m a pretty big fan of Paul Vick’s blogging.  You don’t need to be a VB.NET programmer to benefit from subscribing to his feed. His latest gem is a perfect example of an insightful blog entry. A while ago, Paul … Continue reading 

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Judging a book by it’s cover – or – Are Java Developers Bad Developers?

Building on Peter’s entry about RADRace, I wanted to throw out my own experience with those “serious” guys (aka, Java Developers) First, I want to preface this post with an honest statement. I’m asking a genuine question. I want to … Continue reading 

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Disabling output caching when developing

We all agree output caching is a powerful feature – especially when applied to a user control. The downside is that it can be a pain to develop with – more often than not you want fresh data and waiting … Continue reading 

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Expecting More From Development Companies

There are few things I hate more than poorly written code examples that masquerade as useful tutorials/lessons/guides. Every day, readers of these “helpful” guides have no choice but to turn to the ASP.NET forums and Newsgroups seeking help. With a … Continue reading 

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