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Threadsafe Incrementing in C#

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to review a number of different parallel C# methods that were performing work over a collection of items. Nearly all of them have used ++ to increment parent or global variables from inside threaded contexts. Unfortunately the ++ operator is not guaranteed to be threadsafe in C#. So let’s take […]

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Dapper, Gallus and SQl server compact edition

Sql server compact edition gives less than clear error messages when you use multiple statements in your command.

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Gallus, a slightly different dapper

Looking at Gallus which is supposed to be a slightly different than dapper.

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SynchronizationContext the difference between Post and Send

Trying to show the difference between Send and Post on the SynchronizationContext object.

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Ncrunch V2 beta is here

We all love ncrunch and now there is a second version coming.

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Adding PEVerify as a unittest

Run PEVerify as a unittest.

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VB.Net is moving up again

Last years post read VB.Net is rapidly becoming the most popular language in the world.

This year the trend is continuing according to Tiobe.

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Boost your datatransport with XML, VB 11 and denormalisation techniques !

Xml, as we all know, has a drawback, being the potential growth in size, characteristical to the format , especially when dealing with complex types and collections of complex types. Let’s take a look at a classic example, taken from Wikipedia.

&lt…

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NUnit Assert.AreEqual and decimals and doubles

Implicit conversions are evil and you should watch out for them.

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WIX toolset – Putting a file in a folder in your installfolder

How to put a file in a folder in your installfolder.

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