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Re: An Anemic Community

Kevin wrote an interesting post in which he expressed his concern for the anemic state of the .Net developer community when compared to that of other communities. I started jotting down a response and saw I was getting carried away so I thought I'd post my thoughts here instead. I heard a comment a couple

Introduction to Closures in C#

Have you noticed that Resharper will occasionally give you a warning with the message “Access to modified closure” when referencing a variable within an anonymous method or lambda expression? Take the following code snippet for example: class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { List<Action> actions = new List<Action>(); for (int i = 1; i

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Microsoft Charting Controls Based on Dundas Technology

Scott Guthrie recently announced a *new* charting library for .Net 3.5 called Microsoft Charting Controls. These are currently available for both web and winforms. For those of you familiar with Dundas charting, you'll notice that this looks strikingly similar to what they've been selling at premium prices for the last few years. Turns out that

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Nothin’ But .Net – Experience of a Lifetime

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend one of Jean-Paul Boodhoo's infamous .Net Bootcamps. And it, by far, exceeded it's reputation as one of the most intense (and rewarding) .Net courses available. We started each day at 9:00 AM and the earliest we got out on any night was 11:00. In fact on Thurs.