Code Smell: Switch Statements

posted on 11/01/07 at 09:37:54 pm by Joel Ross

I've never really thought too much about switch statements as being a sign of code smell, but after reading Jeremy Jarrell's post about refactoring switch statements with the Strategy Pattern (the Wikipedia entry has C# code in it!), I'm starting to see… more »

Categories: Development, C#


Datasets Vs. Custom Objects

posted on 10/31/07 at 10:56:52 pm by Joel Ross

A few days ago, we got a question in the discussions for the NuSoft Framework asking, "Why not just use a strongly-typed DataSet?" Honestly, I was a little taken aback by the question. I haven't used datasets or typed datasets in probably 4 or… more »

Categories: Development, C#


URL Rewriting And Links In Your ASPX Pages

posted on 10/30/07 at 10:17:40 pm by Joel Ross

Last night, I was adding a new feature to Tourneytopia to allow in-place editing of content. Once published, you'll be able to pop a modal dialog with a text editor in it, update the content, click update, and see it updated on the page immediately. B… more »

Categories: Develomatic, Development, C#


Serialization And Event Subscriptions

posted on 10/19/07 at 12:20:47 am by Joel Ross

We ran into an interesting issue with Pay It Square and the NuSoft Framework tonight with a change we made as part of the 2.0 release of the framework. We changed our collections to inherit from BindingList<T> instead of List<T>, and we thoug… more »

Categories: Development, C#, RCM Technologies


Backing Up SQL Express Databases On The Fly

posted on 10/08/07 at 11:49:19 pm by Joel Ross

On a recent project, we created a stand-alone application that's primarily meant for one person to use. Since it's a database-driven application, we wanted to add the ability for the user to back up their databases easily. Sounds simple, right? SQL Expre… more »

Categories: Development, C#


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 »

Categories: Development, C#


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#


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