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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author December 2008 Entries
StyleCop – Some Constructive Criticism
It’s been a while since I last talked about StyleCop. I’ve been using it a lot recently on an internal project of mine and have come to really like the idea behind the tool. After using it extensively over the last few days, however, I think there are a few glaring omissions and features that need to be implemented before this tool can become truly useful. The first issue that I ran in to was the sheer volume of violations reported. In an effort to try and trim down the violations to a workable number, ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 31, 2008 7:29 PM

More on .NET 4.0 Code Contracts
Last month I talked about Code Contracts, which are one of the new features in .NET 4.0. Earlier today I was digging around in .NET Reflector looking for something totally unrelated when I came across the Microsoft.Contracts namespace in System.Core. Looking at the Contract class reveals some custom exception types and a bunch of static methods that look surprisingly similar to what will be available in the CodeContract class in .NET 4.0. What does this mean? It means that Microsoft internally was ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 10, 2008 1:36 PM

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta is now available for public download on MSDN and TechNet. This is a combined update for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1. This will be the first service pack for Windows Server 2008 since it shipped and includes a lot of performance improvements for WS08. Did you notice that I specifically said Windows Vista Service Pack 1? That’s correct, if you want to install this service pack on Vista, you must first have SP1 installed. That means that SP2 ......

Posted On Friday, December 5, 2008 12:21 AM

Tampa Code Camp Sessions
Tampa Code Camp is this weekend and I’m presenting 3 sessions: Understanding Lambda Expressions Lambda expressions are an integral part of LINQ and a powerful new feature of .NET 3.0. We will explore the history of lambda expressions and how they operate in .NET, and how they can dramatically simplify your code.Lambda expressions are an integral part of LINQ and a powerful new feature of .NET 3.0. Memory Management Fundamentals – Garbage Collection Deep Dive Memory management in .NET is one of the ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 2, 2008 8:28 PM

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