Downloading PDC 2009 Content

I wasn’t able to go to PDC09 this year, but Channel 9 has made most of the content from the sessions and keynotes available. If you want to download all of the content easily, you need to follow these simple steps: Download a recent build of of cURL... [Read More]

Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours

I have previously mentioned that I’m working on the upcoming Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours book. Things are progressing nicely, if a bit slower than I’d prefer. I have the draft for the cover art, which looks really good. I’m... [Read More]

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available for MSDN subscribers, and generally available on October 21. I haven’t had a chance yet to play around with it, but some of the CLR changes that are very exciting to hear about are: The new String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace method... [Read More]

Interesting .NET Framework Statistics

I’ve been very “heads down” working on my upcoming book from Sams Publishing, Teach Yourself C# 2010 in 24 Hours, so I haven’t been blogging as much as I usually do. In doing some research for the book, I’ve been taking an in-depth look at the .NET Framework and thought... [Read More]

Premature optimization is the root of all evil

I’ve lost count how many times I’ve heard that quote. It’s a great quote said by one of the leading minds in computer programming and formal mathematics, Donald Knuth. The problem with this quote is that, like so many other things, people have only remembered (or only quote) a... [Read More]