Month: April 2015

Interview Notes- Class vs Object

From time to time I find myself in the hiring process. Over the years I have collected a series of Question and Answers. They are my go to notes when I am either interviewing or being interviewed. Just thought I

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Review – MVA Fundimentals of Visual Studio Online

As I begin my journey into creating Windows Store Applications, I decided to look into changing my source safe options. Visual Studio Online caught my attention and after a little research, I opted to give it a try. Up until

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Software As A Service (SAAS)

With Windows 10 on the horizon and Visual Studio Online here, an old discussion is becoming new again.  Software As A Service or SAAS, good or bad.  It seems that it does not matter if you like it or not. 

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Snippet – SQL Properties

What Version SQL is this? Have you ever had to work on a SQL Server remotely and not known for sure what version the engine is? Even recognizing if it is Express or not can be difficult. Here is a little

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Are you good and DRY or just All WET?

In software engineering, don’t repeat yourself (DRY) is a principle of software development, aimed at reducing repetition of information of all kinds, especially useful in multi-tier architectures. The DRY principle is stated as “Every piece of knowledge must have a

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Getting the Scoop on other Developers

Stack Overflow Survey

Each year Stack Overflow collects information from a survey of the worlds developers.  I just love this data.  Once a year I get the opportunity to learn what other developers are like. 

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Snippet – ControlChars

Control Characters can be your best friend. Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll) Has you thoughts ever gone blank when trying to remember the right escape character you need to use? ControlChars can make it much easier to remember. They

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KISS my code!

I am gong to test myself today. This post is about “KISS – Keeping It Short and Simple”. Pretty easy, right? Well for some folks, I suppose it is. But for me, it will be a challenge to keep this

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Snippet – Image to Byte Array and Back

When dealing with image storage, I frequently find myself needing to turn an image into a byte array or vise versa.  He is my go snippet for doing just that.

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