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]

Sams Teach Yourself C# 2010 in 24 Hours

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the Sams Teach Yourself books, at least in passing if not in owning one. I am very excited to announce that I will be joining the Sams Publishing authoring team for their upcoming Teach Yourself C# 2010 in 24 Hours book. This... [Read More]

Tampa Bay IASA June 2009 Meeting Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the June 2009 meeting is tonight from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET) at the Microsoft office. Please be sure to register so we have a good idea of how much pizza to order. Enterprise Architecture What is it? Why is it important? An... [Read More]