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Visual Studio.NET Productivity Tools
Recently I loaded up the 3.0 version of ReSharper and am very impressed. It made me realize how much I miss using that tool (since it's been years since I actually had a copy). They've came a long way since then and built a very nice suite of development productivity tools. So I had to give them some props on the blog (even though I represent no tool vendors at all I like sharing info on what I like as much as dissing the tools I don't) While teaching my .NET classes I mention tools like this every ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 27, 2007 8:46 AM

SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition performance
The project I'm currently wrapping up is a large .NET Windows "Smart Client" application (which I'm sure you'll hear more about in upcoming posts). It actually has the capability of working in "offline" mode and we have a pretty extensive infrastructure to cache data locally and store it for offline use in a SQL Server 2K5 CE database (which we auto-deploy with the rest of the app via ClickOnce). Unfortunately, we've recently hit somewhat of a snag when our offline cache grows significantly. We have ......

Posted On Friday, June 22, 2007 1:23 PM

C# 3.5 and LINQ
Lately I’ve spent a lot of time playing with VS.NET “Orcas” Beta 1 and focusing on the language enhancements to C# in the new compilers. As an instructor who teaches the languages and as a developer of large frameworks for clients, the first thing I’m interested is the language enhancements. Then I dive into the addition “add-on” type features (read: WPF/XAML, WCF, Workflow, etc…) So far I’ve found some really intriguing features (like LINQ) that I like and think have some value but which won’t dramatically ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 19, 2007 1:16 PM

Welcome to Post #1…it’s either all uphill or all downhill from here!
My name is Kevin Grossnicklaus and I’m a 32-year old .NET architect and developer here in St. Louis, Missouri. I lead a software development practice for a consulting firm here in St. Louis called SSE ( where my team's focus primarily on “Smart Client” applications written in .NET (so expect a lot of Smart Client related postings here). I’m also a part time instructor for a technical training program at Washington University in St. Louis called the Center for the Application of Information ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:32 PM

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