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Favorite C# Idioms

There’s a great post on Stackoverflow about hidden features in C#. I prefer to think of these as idioms rather than hidden features since most are actually documented. Here are my favorites. From CLR via...

Parallels Workstation for Windows & Linux - Free

Don’t know how long this one is going to last but you can get a free commercial version of Parallels Workstation. Check out the link below. Parallels Workstation for Windows & Linux – Free Parallels...

Friday Links #31

Brad Abrams : Silverlight 2 DataGrid December 2008 Release - This updated DataGrid contains almost 30 fixes to the top issues that we heard, including: Rows containing focus no longer disappear when the ItemsSource changes...

Friday Links #30

Dilbert comic strip for 12/14/2008 Silverlight 3 - What we Know So Far & What We Can Predict – MPEG-4, 3D Support and hardware acceleration. I’m loving it. New Features in Windows Live Writer 2009...

Handling Double Clicks in Silverlight

Silverlight has no event for handling double-clicks. Here’s an excellent article detailing a way to add double click detection and handling by Andrea Boschin. While the code is acceptable, I couldn’t resist refactoring the code...

Friday Links #29

Head First Design Patterns : Steve Smith’s Blog – According to the reviewer, this seemingly light-weight book is actually a serious programming book. Who knew? Enhance Your Windows Vista Start Menu Search Functionality With Start++...

FreeSnap 1.5 Released

FreeSnap 1.5 includes these new features: Task switcher: Another task switcher? Yes, but this is faster and easier. No fancy thumbnails. It simply switches to the next/previous task. After all, do you want to go...

Friday Links #28

Friday Fun: Solve Puzzles to Help Out Scientists - Foldit attempts to predict the structure of a protein by taking advantage of humans’ puzzle-solving intuitions and having people play competitively to fold the best proteins....

Ann Arbor Nerd Lunch

A group of us here in Ann Arbor, MI are organizing a monthly nerd lunch. The goal is to get local software developers together to talk tech… or whatever you want. Our lunches will be...

Developer and Power Tool List - 2008

Scott Hanselman’s Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List has always been an great read. Here’s my list, considerably smaller and surprisingly different. I use fewer programs and feel applications like browsers and IDE’s should...
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