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December Update of the Coding Guidelines for C# 3.0 and C# 4.0

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I finally found some time to update the coding guidelines with some feedback I received since it’s original release in June this year. I’ve removed the following guidelines because I found that they were either very exotic or not general enough for most developers: Avoid side-effects when...

December 23, 2010

A night of Silverlight, WPF, unit testing and Caliburn Micro

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Last Thursday, me and my employer Aviva Solutions hosted the December edition of the DotNED user group in Leiden. And yesterday a shared my Silverlight reference architecture on this year’s last SDN Event. I gave two talks that evening and one last night and wanted to share my slides and example ...

December 11, 2010

ReSharper versus CodeRush through the eyes of a keyboard addict

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I've been a very long-time and very happy user of ReSharper, and I’ve become very dependent of it. I wouldn't know what to do with a plain Visual Studio 2010 installation. However, I also heard many great things about the combination of DevExpress's CodeRush and their Refactor! Pro products. Appa...

November 29, 2010

The subtleties of Silverlight’s cross-browser compatibility

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Last week we put our first full-blown Silverlight 4 line-of-business application into production, and just yesterday, we’ve run into our first production issue. Consider the width specifications of the DataGrid columns in this XAML fragment: This XAML file was generated by Expression Blend and h...

November 16, 2010

More quotes from QCon

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Well, QCon 2010 is over, so it is time to travel back to the Netherlands and finally see my wife and daughter again. However, after the previous post, the quotes have been coming in on Twitter space. So, to complete one of the most intense conferences ever, here are some more funny, inspiring and...

November 6, 2010