I’ve got a good friend Scott. He works at Microsoft, he’s a technical leader, and an awesome individual. He also lives every day plagued with being a Type I diabetic. I have known Scott for years and never realized just what he and others like him go through each day as he struggles with this illness. As a matter of fact you can spend quite a bit of time with him without even having a clue of his condition as he is so good at hiding it. Scott never complains, instead he takes action whether it is promoting awareness of Diabetes or helping to raise money to find a cure.
Ever need to share code-snippets with the twittersphere? If so, Codepaste is for you. It’s my favorite new tool for getting code out there in a really low-friction manner. It has really nice syntax coloring support, allows reviewers to comment, and most importantly it associates pastes with a profile so that you or your users can search or even subscribe to your own personalized RSS feed.
OK, so you’ve past the point of deciding whether or not you will use an IoC container. Then you find out that is just the beginning of the road. How does that container fit in your application design? Should you pass it around,
This is a follow up from my previous post on Composite extensions for Win Forms.
Recently I was on a mail thread where the following question was raised. "What are the kinds of things that concern folks from the ALT.NET community?"
Over the past year I’ve been pretty involved with ALT.NET and have been part of countless conversations,
This evening I was writing some code (Yay!) for an Xml based MEF catalog I am prototyping. I came across the need to invoke a set of methods on an IEnumerable<T> that was returned from a LINQ to XML query. Unfortunately no such animal exists on IEnumerable.
Blog comments are great but sometimes you need that extra level of interaction. For those times, I just added this mega-cool feature all my coworkers have been telling me about. It lets you IM me directly from my blog when I am online.
Clarification: We are not against using Unity, the Prism RI uses Unity, and we’ve been very happy with it’s implementation. We are after all one of Unity’s first internal customers. On the other hand, we want to make it easier for customers to use their IOC container of preference,
Ward Bell just told me about this little gem. IdeaBlade has an upcoming MSDN Magazine webinar entitled "Introduction to the Entity Framework and LINQ". LINQ is the new query language that is shipping as part of .NET 3.5 and provides language constructs for querying and filtering in-memory objects.
The other day Larry Brader (Our Lead Test Manager) and I were having an interesting conversation that led me to make the above statement. Larry and I were discussing the root drivers for many of the architectural qualities I have been pushing on within the "Prism" project.