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C# 3.0 is Cool

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I’ve already mentioned this article, but I decided to give it another thorough look, and I must say, C# 3.0 is really cool! The article is written by the infamous Don Box and it provides a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial on how each of the new C# 3.0 features can be used in practice, and even...

June 8, 2006

C# 3.0 Specifications for May 2006

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If you have visited the Future Versions page of the Microsoft Visual C# Development Center, you may have already browsed through the C# 3.0 documentation that is already available. Since I have been studying the May 2006 version of the C# 3.0 Specification, I’ll quickly provide a summary of the m...

June 1, 2006

Catching the Long Tail

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At the end of March, we got a chance to visit Redmond and attend two days of presentations from several Microsoft architects. Amongst them was a presentation by Gianpaolo Carraro that dealt with the concept of Software as a Service, which, according to many, will have major impact on the software...

May 29, 2006

Digging into WCF

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I’ve just completed reading a great in-depth article on WCF written by Juval Lovy (founder of IDesign). Those who have worked with .NET Remoting a lot may find this article very useful since it deals with the WCF equivalence of .NET Remoting’s SingleCall and Singleton and more. I myself am going ...

May 29, 2006

I’m in Ordina’s annual report

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As I’m a little vain, I couldn’t resist mentioning the fact that my picture is in Ordina’s annual report. Check out the report and browse to page 46….

May 10, 2006

A peek into Ordina’s kitchen

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Ordina is well known for its DaVinci platform and now offers you a chance to peek into our kitchen to see how we develop professional enterprise applications. You’ll get a chance to understand our development process, how we employ UML for generation purposes, and you can join a presentation on D...

May 10, 2006

Windows Communication Foundation at a glance

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Check out this article published on TheServerSide.net. It provides a tip of the iceberg on what you can do with WCF. For those who don’t have a clue of what I’m talking about, WCF is Microsoft’s attempt to unite all their communication protocols into one uniform communication stack. On turn, this...

May 10, 2006

Hands-on with NHiberate

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You may have heard of NHiberate, the .NET variant of the famous Hibernate product, and you may understand the concept of an Object-Relational Mapper. But you may not have a clear picture of what it really can and does. Justin Gehtland published an article on TheServerSide.net that gives a quick i...

May 10, 2006

The Liskov Substitution Principle

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As Ordina is working on new C# 2.0 coding guidelines, last week I had a discussion with a colleague on object-oriented design. One important principle is the Liskov Substitution Principle which in a C# context is often written as “methods that use references to base classes must be able to use ob...

May 4, 2006

Copying & Pasting

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While reading this article, I ran into two must-have tools which should have been part of Visual Studio from the beginning. First of all, Smart Paster is a handy tool for pasting a chunk of text into a source file in various nicely formatted formats. Secondly, Copy Source As HTML allows you to co...

May 1, 2006