Don't Initialize Variables?

posted on 2005-07-21 at 00:10:13 by Joel Ross

Jeff Atwood at Coding Horror is suggesting that we shouldn't be initializing our variables, and then he provides some performance numbers. What he doesn't mention, and Scott from Lazy Coder calls him on in the comments, is what a 35% performance hit real… more »

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BizTalk Mappings

posted on 2005-07-20 at 23:23:08 by Joel Ross

Last week, I finally had a chance to get into the mapper in BizTalk. I've done minor things with it to this point - dragging fields from one side to the other, using the simple functoids to concatenate strings, but nothing complex. I was a little nervous… more »

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Adding Files to VSS Using Nant

posted on 2005-07-14 at 23:07:19 by Joel Ross

Dominique Plante has a good (older) post explaining some of the pitfalls of adding files to Visual SourceSafe using Nant and NantContrib, and how to make it work. I haven't dealt with adding files to source control, but I have considered it - not necessa… more »

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The Observer Design Pattern

posted on 2005-07-14 at 22:42:08 by Joel Ross

This is older, but I'm just starting to get through my blogging backlog, so bear with me here. Dave Burke has a nice post about the Observer Pattern. I've been getting more and more into design patterns lately. They make development a lot easier, becaus… more »

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Enterprise Library Hands-On Labs

posted on 2005-07-14 at 22:17:26 by Joel Ross

It looks like Microsoft has released a set of 8 labs in both C# and VB.NET about how to use Enterprise Library. Each takes an hour or so, so you could waste a day on these pretty easily. On the other hand, after that day, you'd probably have a pretty goo… more »

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Object Oriented Navigation In ASP.NET

posted on 2005-07-13 at 23:00:41 by Joel Ross

David Starr has a post highlighting what Craig Shoemaker said in his 2/7/05 podcast about object oriented pages, and how to handle redirects. Redirects are an area that makes true object oriented web development difficult. Being able to move from page t… more »

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Biztalk Frustrations

posted on 2005-07-07 at 22:39:34 by Joel Ross

I've been doing some Biztalk development lately, and for the most part, it's pretty straightforward. Granted, what I'm doing isn't all that complicated, so I know I'm not hitting some of the complexities of Biztalk - that, and I'm not responsible for the… more »

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Continuous Database Integration

posted on 2005-07-01 at 01:03:28 by Joel Ross

There's an older post over on the dotnetjunkies blogs about how to do continuous database intregration. This was something we struggled with on my last project - we could build everything but the database. We came up with a suitable work around, but it w… more »

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ASP.NET Articles For Everything

posted on 2005-07-01 at 01:00:54 by Joel Ross

Well, maybe not everything, but FTPOnline has a listing of a ton of articles about ASP.NET. There's even quite a bit about ASP.NET 2.0, which is cool. Now, I just need to find a few days with nothing else to do and read all of them... more »

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CodeShare For Visual Studio.NET

posted on 2005-07-01 at 00:59:25 by Joel Ross

I'm trying to find an easy way for our team to share code, and the best way to gain adoption of something is to make it easy. Well, most of us spend all day in Visual Studio.NET, so why not find something that can be used in the IDE? I found CodeShare. I… more »

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