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A couple of weeks ago I listened to a presentation by Scott Hanselman about scaling your life . One of the many great pieces of advice is to blog about something rather than email an answer. So this afternoon my good friend Alex asked me how we used to...
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I am one of those that was quite upset about the announcement from RedGate that .NET Reflector would no longer be free.  Particularly since it was given to them for free and they have only mucked things up from the original.  It was also my...
I’m not easily impressed by even the best of software.  There is usually some little thing that ruins my user experience.  I tell you this so you know that what I say next is something special.  Visual NDepend is AWESOME!  Everything...
There is Expression Blend, Visual Studio, XamlPad that we are all aware of and use on a regular biases for creating our XAML. One that I am adding to the top of my XAML editor list is Kaxaml! This is the lightest weight most useful XAML editor I have...
I know the title of this post is a little bit of a misnomer, business objects will never map 1 to 1 with relational database objects. However, when just starting out and when you get to control the schema of the database, it sure makes a good starting...
Have you ever needed to add a line to a config file like: < type ="Config.RoleService, System.Web.Extensions, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35" /> These fully qualified types are not easy to figure out. The syntax...
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The term "circular dependency" may be foreign to some programmers (especially if you do Java as it is a pretty common practice). However, anyone who has done some scripting for a referential database knows that you have to run scripts in a certain...
Last week our camera card filled up. Like most people, we'd almost rather buy a new, bigger card rather than try to go through the process of getting the photos onto the computer, processed, and burned to CD's. We decided that with about 2GB of pictures...
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I have decided to open source a project that I have been working off and on since 2003. I have always been a big fan of code generation and felt like I knew what it takes to do it right. iGen is actually the second separate attempt. My original attempt...
For those who haven't heard Visual Studio 2008 has officially been released! That also means that the .net Framework 3.5 has also been released! For those who have done the Beta's there is a couple of method renaming that has happened that will...
Now I am not much of a low-level debugger type. I've seen people use WinDbg like it was an extension of their hand! I am not one of those people but I would sure like to be. Lately I have been working on a project that does some pretty tricky code...