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Compiled list of C# + .Net Features

We have talked about doing this at work for a while, so I finally sat down this weekend and tried to make a list of C# features that the team could share. We intend to use this to help gauge who the best people are to ask questions in different areas (C# isn’t our only […]


Stupid me #3 – Building the script component

After over 6 months of silence, it is time again for another Stupid me™®©! For those unfamiliar with the concept:
Every time I do something “stupid”, which happens from time to time, I’ll do a little blog post on what happened and how I solved it. The…


Visual Studio 2013 Preview, Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 Now Available

Visual Studio 2013 Preview, Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 are available for download

You can download the following versions of Visual Studio 2013 Preview

Visual Studio 2013 Preview
Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview


Developer, can do new tricks, require good home

The world of development is an interesting one where creativity comes alive through code to produce wonderful programs that do lots of cool stuff.
Okay that’s the Wizard of Oz intro over, is it really that rosy?
It seems the world of development has c…


Displaying .Net Build Warnings in TeamCity

I like it when I kick off a build and there aren’t any warnings. Unfortunately I’m forgetful and it’s always easier to edit the code now then it is 3 months later (when I remember to look at the warnings).

This post will cover capturing MSBuild warnings in TeamCity and displayign the results in the dashboard, a custom chart, the build log, a raw text artifact, and a custom report tab in the run results.


Reducing Code-Build-Test Friction with NCrunch

As I’ve moved from project to project, environment to environment, I’ve had opportunities to write unit tests after coding, do test first development, and once use unit tests as a living spec for an external developer (code none unit testing?). On…


Machete – A scripting runtime for .NET

In an attempt to overcome by perfectionism I’ve decided to open source my long term side project Machete for the world to see. Machete is my own dialect of the ECMAScript 5 standard or as it is more commonly called JavaScript.

The compiler is wr…


Procedure expects parameter error from SqlCommand

I was recently asked for some help with a very strange situation involving SQL Server and a .NET application using SqlCommand calls. It was thought to be a problem with SQL Server and in particular, sp_execute not being formed correctly.


Productive Programing With Pattern Matching

Personally I have been sold on F# for a long time but some people however will need a lot of convincing before they move out of their comfort zone. Hopefully after reading this you will be more inclined to try it out. Imagine you were given a directory full of files that did not have […]


CQL From Visual Studio With NDepend 3

For the last few months I’ve had the pleasure of working with NDepend version 3. Most of my development at home is on linux these days, so I haven’t used it as much as I’d like, but I have been using it to poke around in various codebases and see what…

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