Announcing the Release of The NuSoft Framework 2.0

posted on 10/08/07 at 10:20:01 pm by Joel Ross

The team at NuSoft Solutions has been working hard to get ready for the release of first public version of the NuSoft Framework, and today, we pulled the trigger - NuSoft Framework 2.0 has been released! The documentation on the site is a little light,… more »

Categories: Development, C#, RCM Technologies


Is vs. As Performance

posted on 10/08/07 at 12:34:22 am by Joel Ross

Sometimes it has to be completely laid out for me to finally "get it". That's what happened tonight when I was reading Adel Khalil's blog post about the performance of "is" vs. "as". When you read the post, it's obvious wh… more »

Categories: Development, C#



posted on 10/08/07 at 12:33:17 am by Joel Ross

At the ALT.NET conference, Scott Guthrie announced that Microsoft is going to be making an MVC framework available for ASP.NET. Since I wasn't there, I'm not sure what exactly that looks like, but the blogosphere is abuzz with little tidbits. It sounds l… more »

Categories: ASP.NET, Development, C#


.NET 3.5 Source Code - Good or Bad?

posted on 10/07/07 at 10:08:56 pm by Joel Ross

I was sitting in a lunch meeting when I heard the announcement that the .NET Framework was going open source, which isn't quite true. It's being released as a source reference, meaning you can't contribute to it, but you can see what's going on. I was ex… more »

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Encapsulating Fields - A Reason To Do It

posted on 10/04/07 at 09:28:00 pm by Joel Ross

Last night, I posted a question, "Why do you encapsulate fields?" asking why you should bother encapsulating private fields. I couldn't think of any solid reason to do it, but this morning, Matt Blodgett, who now works with me at NuSoft Solutio… more »

Categories: Development, C#


Why Do You Encapsulate Fields?

posted on 10/03/07 at 10:28:33 pm by Joel Ross

I was having a conversation with a colleague today about some of the new features in Orcas, and he asked an interesting question. "Why is it a good practice to encapsulate fields?" I was a little taken off guard - I know I should do it, but I'm… more »

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Why We Built The NuSoft Framework

posted on 10/03/07 at 09:28:54 pm by Joel Ross

Now that we've put the NuSoft Framework out there, I figured it would be a good time to talk a little bit about why we use it internally at NuSoft, and we felt it was valuable enough to release to everyone. Before the NuSoft Framework, just about every… more »

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Using .NET Custom Attributes for release documentation

posted on 09/26/07 at 07:24:01 pm by Joel Ross

One of the things that I've struggled with as a developer is keeping documentation in synch with the code I'm writing. To alleviate that, I'm always looking at ways I can represent documentation in my code. For example, at NuSoft, we have a basic set of… more »

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Presenting The NuSoft Framework!

posted on 09/19/07 at 09:21:18 pm by Joel Ross

NuSoft Solutions, my place of employment, has decided to release the NuSoft Framework, a business object framework we use on a lot of our custom development projects, as an open source project on CodePlex. I'm very excited about this. I was part of the… more »

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Exception Best Practices - Say No To ApplicationException?

posted on 09/19/07 at 09:18:08 pm by Joel Ross

I listen to DotNetRocks regularly, and I was surprised on a recent episode when Carl did his "Better Know A Framework" segment about the ApplicationException class. He stated it was no longer a good practice to use it as a base for all of your… more »

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