Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 Look…meh

Am I the only one that is not that excited about Win8?  I haven’t had time yet to play around with it (waiting for VMWare to upgrade me to Workstation 8) so I might be missing something but I’m just not seeing anything worth looking at.  Let me elaborate.  Firstly note that I always like to […]

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Is It Time for a Unit Test Evolution?

Unit testing is important for code quality.  Most people don’t question this fact today.  There are lots of tools available to help you write unit tests.  But here’s the problem - you have to morph your design to make it testable.  I’m all for making my code better but I get annoyed when I have to modify […]

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Comparing Characters

.NET provides great support for comparing strings.  Using StringComparer we can compare strings using the current culture settings or with case insensitivity.  This makes it easy to use strings with dictionaries or just compare them directly.  As an example we can determine if a user is a member of a particular group by using the […]

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