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A new year with a new release of Fluent Assertions

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Christmas usually means a week off and a whole lot of free time between the social obligations and spending some quality time with my wife and daughter. That’s why I decided to get rid of some of the backlog items for the next version of Fluent Assertions. And I’m done, version 1.3.0 is a fact. N...

January 3, 2011

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