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Monthly Archives: February 2005

The value of a programmer

This article, titled The Fallacy Of Cheap Programmers was quite interesting and pretty good. I think the writer notes a lot of points that I believe to be true. The article is missing, however, any studies that back him up. … Continue reading 

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Your bandwidth is killing me!

Yo, ge5-0-0-1000M.cr2.vel.net, you are killing me… absolutely killing me! 12 19 ms 14 ms 17 ms so-0-0-0.mpr1.iah1.us.above.net [64.125.31.61] 13 49 ms 44 ms 47 ms so-4-1-0.mpr2.lax9.us.above.net [64.125.29.101] 14 50 ms 49 ms 47 ms ge-vel-net.above.net [209.133.90.29] 15 253 ms 281 … Continue reading 

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Software Factories

Awhile back Somasegar talked about VSTS and Software Factories. Ah, the industrialization of software development. Let’s talk about software factories for a second. A software factory is a software product that can be plugged into or configure an extensible development … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Patterns and Practices | 1 Comment

What to expect from me in the near future

Here is what I’m working on for posting in the next 10 days or so; stay tuned! The final topic on OOP principles – Polymophism Boxing and Unboxing explained with IL code included Scope, Time, Resources and Quality and how … Continue reading 

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Inheritance Defined

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, part 3 of the 4 part series on the 4 major principles of object-oriented programming: data abstraction and encapsulation we have already talked about, polymorphism will be last and today we have inheritance. Objects … Continue reading 

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Viewstate chunking example in 2.0

Yesterday I talked briefly about Viewstate chunking. I am not aware of any publicly available resources or samples on view-state chunking. However, here’s an example of what chunking may look like (with a heavy emphasis on may): <pages maxPageStateFieldlength=”1000″ .. … Continue reading 

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Framework Glue: Metadata

I occasionally hear or read people asking about metadata and what is it in the .Net framework. 1. Metadata describes information found in all managed objects.  Properties and methods found in a type are described by the metadata table associated … Continue reading 

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Developer versus Programmer

Once had a new hire come to the project I work on. Took him out to lunch his first day (he only lasted 5 days, admitted the project and code was out of his league) and I started talking about … Continue reading 

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Viewstate chunking

I was away from my computer all weekend, so I’m playing a bit of catchup today on my blog posts. There is no direct upper limit on the size of a viewstate. Limitations come into play when the browser limits … Continue reading 

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Any book suggestions?

I’m still waiting on copies of Code Complete 2 and the Extreme Programming Pocket Guide to arrive at my doorstep. As you can see on the right, I’m re-reading some parts of my MSIL book. I personally don’t like to … Continue reading 

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