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Fun with VB !!!

Who says you can't obfuscate VB code? For fun, I tried writing some VB code which was shaped in the letters 'vb' (that's right, the code itself forms the shape of the letters), where the 'v' and the 'b' are formed from the Visual Studio inifinity logo. In case you're having trouble visualizing that, here's a picture. Because I'm forming the ...

Kit George and Chris Smith on Channel9 (Beth Massi)

I posted a couple more videos on Channel9 that you'll definitely want to check out! Thanks again to Kathleen for helping with the production.The first one Kit George walks us through some of his favorite VB9 language features that enable LINQ:In this in interview Kit George, a Program Manager on the Visual Basic Team and a former ...

Sons and Daughters Day: a pure blast!

On Friday, Chris Smith and I (Chris is a test engineer on the VB Team) attended an event called 'Sons and Daughters' day. The day consisted of 2 sessions (20-25 kids in each) where kids aged 6-13 were run through a class of writing an app in VB (20-25 kids in each). The class was very introductory, but eas very appropriate for the ...

Linq Cookbook, Recipe 6: Your first Linq Application using Northwind (Kit George)

This example is intended as a ‘primer’ for following recipes (so we don’t repeat the same instructions multiple times). This recipe takes you through everything you need, and assumes only that you've installed Visual Studio (and in so doing, you've installed SQLExpress). Subsequent Northwind based Linq-To-Sql recipes ...

Holiday fun with LinQ, and LinQ technologies in mind

OK, so when you're playing around with LinQ and all it's various additional bits, you really do get to have a bit of fun. I've made this available simply because i enjoyed doing it. The basic idea is to time and then compare the duration of various 'IsPrime' implementations. The 'client' simply allows you to run various IsPrime implementations...

Notes from a recent tour to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Phillipines (well, almost!)

All, I recently went on a trip to 3 Asian countries, and thought I would share the notes.Here’s my summary of the recent trip a colleague and I made to Asia. The trip was cut short due to a typhoon in Manila, which was a real shame: my colleague and I were very much looking forward to seeing the Philippines. However, the trip ...

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