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Author: Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 11:25 PM RssIcon
Providing technical information from a slight slanted standpoint.
By Peter Henry on Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:05 PM

Have you heard of RSS but don't really know what it is?  You've heard other's talk about getting updates via RSS or maybe reading blogs over RSS, but what IS RSS?  Read further to get a solid foundation of what Realy Simple Syndication is all about.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:03 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words right?  So I'll take this opportunity to shut up and let the picture speak for itself.  Has anyone else had a boss like this?

By Peter Henry on Thursday, August 28, 2008 12:48 PM

With the introduction of Microsoft's next generation smart client called Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), they also introduced some news tools.  YAHOO!  But is it really that exciting to find out you actually have to do more work than you used to with WinForms.  WTF?

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:54 PM

If you are reading this blog, hopefully you're into C# and therefore OOP.  I would hope you've heard of constructors, but have you heard of Constructor Chaining?  It's the process of keeping your code DRY by having one constructor method calling another.  There are two ways to do it, general to specific (forward, down) or the other way around, specific to general (backwards, up the object hierarchy tree).  Both have their benefits and draw backs. 

Slang for this is daisy chaining your constructors.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 3:25 PM

When you're coding, do you use Int32 or int?  So you use String or string?  When it comes time to picking your datatypes do you use the native .NET type or the language specific types?

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 1:32 PM

As you're processing a method, how do you return back to the calling method?  Do you have multiple returns in your logic or just have one at the end of the method?

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 9:03 AM

I would like to start a series (nope, don't know how many installments yet :>) on coding better.  The first installment/chapter will be on Naming Conventions.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:40 PM

Ever find yourself trying to figure out what sender is in an event handler?  Have you resorted to using String comparisons thinking there has to be a better way?  Well, there is!

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:27 PM

Here are some of my favourite Visual Studio keyboard shortcuts I use to save coding time.  Anything that helps me keep thinking about what I want to do instead of thinking how I want to do it, is awesome IMHO.

By Peter Henry on Friday, August 15, 2008 1:46 PM

Useful keyboard shortcuts for MSWord I can never find when I need them.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:29 PM

Ottawa Code Camp Presentation, ppt slide deck link included

By Peter Henry on Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:16 PM

SQL Server 2008 gets Intellisense

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:03 PM

PDBs are created with Release builds as well as Debug builds.  Here's how to turn that off.

By Peter Henry on Monday, August 11, 2008 8:59 PM

A few interesting things about VS08 SP1

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, August 06, 2008 8:37 PM

PCHenry Search is back and it's better than ever!  If I don't say so myself! :>

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:37 PM

A developer's version of a Blog Hello World.

     
  
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