Monthly Archives: October 2006

London .NET user group 15th November

The agenda for our 15 November session is finally agreed. We are focusing on connected systems with this one. Sign up at our site or mailing list. Introduction to Windows Communication FoundationThe Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) (previously codenamed "Indigo") is Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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London .NET User Group: Next talk 15th November

The next evening for the London .NET user group (and our last presentation of the year) will be on Wednesday 15th November. I’ll hopefully confirm the speakers in the next couple of days, but we are hoping to bring you … Continue reading

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Resharper blunted

Although it gave me faithful service, when it used to be the only refactoring tool in town I have pretty much done with Resharper now. It is just too bloated and unfriendly. I have turned off its feature set apart … Continue reading

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Ted Neward nails the lack of knowledge for many .NET Enterprise developers

Ted Neward nails on the head the pitiful state of learnings from the Java community that the .NET community has picked up. From my perspecitve the average carries nothing like the OO skill set I would expect from someone who … Continue reading

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Databases and unit testing

Roy Osherove has an article discussing ways to rollback data used in unit testing. It is an interesting piece and Roy has done some good work in this area, but I worry that Roy is straying away from the point: … Continue reading

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That man must smoke eighty a day

Following a link from Mike Taulty’s blog I popped on over to the .NET 3.0 courses from Microsoft e-Learning. They are free, and supposedly about 2 hours long. The voice-over is done by a man with one of the gravelliest … Continue reading

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Sacred Cows: Reference types and value types

 One of the standard interview questions we ask is "What is the difference between reference types and value types". The usual answer we get is "Reference types are allocated on the heap and value types are allocated on the stack". … Continue reading

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