Technology Related Links for May 8th, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord. This series can be followed by using the Hot Links tag. Series Post #9 Daily Quote – The Rule of Software Development… "Fast, good, cheap: pick any two." (Posted by Elijah Manor) .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic Microsoft Axum – A .NET language for safe, scalable and productive parallel programming through isolation, actors and message-passing – Greg Duncan (Suggested by Jon Galloway) Architecture, Design Patterns, and Testing Making the untestable testable with Anonymous Methods … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 8th, 2009

Technology Related Links for May 1, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord Series Post #4 I’ve streamlined the categories a bit more. I’m also going to add suggestions that I come across on Twitter. Do you have any suggestions for my link series? Let me know by leaving a comment here. Whether it is additional resources to find links or changing the format – all suggestions are welcome! .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic An Introduction to Mixins for C# – Justin Etheredge Assigning from Nullable Types … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 1, 2009

Technology Related Links – Post #1

I’m going to try to put together a list of links I grab and post them to intermittent blog posts. I’d like to do a post like this once a day or at the very least once a week, but let’s see where things go. 🙂 Anyway, here’s the first batch of links summarized by technology. Some of these may be a couple of weeks old, so please bare with me as the first list is quite lengthy. I’ll also add in recently released books, software releases and updates, and upcoming technology events. If you are looking to follow this … Continue reading Technology Related Links – Post #1

So What Happens When Technology and Holidays Come Together???

This is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a busy time of the year, but it’s fun. If you’re not into the holidays, chances are you’re too busy and you need a vacation. Even the busiest individuals can enjoy the holidays. Since I was little, I was always fascinated with Christmas lights and decorations. (1980’s photograph will be inserted at a later date) There’s nothing like seeing the faces of the young and old when they see the glow of Christmas lights. Over the years, things have changed quite a bit. We’ve gone from C7/C9 bulbs to … Continue reading So What Happens When Technology and Holidays Come Together???

CodeRush Xpress for Free!

DevExpress and Microsoft announced a partnership today to offer CodeRush Xpress for free. At the present time it’s only available for non-express versions of Visual Studio and will only work with C# (per their post). I’m sure the other support will be just around the corner. If you’re interested be sure to download Xpress here.

VB.NET’s "yield return"

I was struggling with an issue today when converting some C# to VB.NET. C# has a really cool “yield return” statement that is used in an iterator block to provide a value to the enumerator object. VB.NET does not have the “yield” keyword. So, there are a few solutions (none of which are really clean) to get around this. You could use a return statement to return the value if you are looping through and would like to break an enumerator and return a single value. However, if you’d like to return the entire enumeration, create a List() of the … Continue reading VB.NET’s "yield return"