January 2008 - Posts

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Introducing Visual Studio 2008 Course by dwahlin

Thanks to everyone that attended the Visual Studio 2008 course yesterday. It was a lot of fun talking about all of the new stuff available in VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 and hearing the different projects people are working on. As promised, here's the lab code...
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How Would You Refactor this Code? #1 by dwahlin

It's amazing how many different ways there are to accomplish the same task in code.  Talk to 2 developers and you'll almost always get two opinions.  That's part of what keeps it fun (and potentially why that guy in the other cube is constantly...
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C# 3.0 Features: Extension Methods by dwahlin

.NET 3.5 is out which means all of the great features available in C# 3.0 are available to use now.  Here's a quick list of the main language enhancements available in C# 3.0: Object Initializers Automatic Properties Extension Methods Anonymous Types...
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New Song: Story of Your Life (Updated) by dwahlin

All code and no play makes me a dull boy I'm told (mainly by my wife) so I've been getting back into song writing and recording a little over the past few months as time permits. I recently finished up a new song called Story of Your Life that was recorded...
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New Video: Integrating Silverlight and ASP.NET AJAX by dwahlin

I gave a talk at Desert Code Camp toward the end of 2007 that discussed how Microsoft's Silverlight product could be integrated with ASP.NET AJAX to dynamically display albums obtained from an Amazon.com Web Service. It's taken awhile to get the video...
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Got Code? .NET Framework Library Source Code Released by dwahlin

If you've ever wanted to step into the .NET framework library classes as you're debugging your project then you'll be happy to know that Microsoft has released the .NET Framework library source code. Step in and out of various framework classes, ASP.NET...
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Bill Gates - The Last Day at Microsoft by dwahlin

My good friend Simon Allardice just sent this link to the Bill Gates farewell video. Funny stuff ! :-)
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Upcoming .NET Courses in 2008 by dwahlin

I've had several people here in the Phoenix area and others I've met at ASP.NET Connections conferences ask when I'll be teaching specific .NET classes in 2008 and my standard reply has been "I'm not sure at this point". We have things scheduled out past...
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