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Brian Schroer Don't Call Me Mort! November 2010 Entries
Better keyword than "await" - How about "async"?
My late contribution to a debate that was raging almost a month ago now… Regarding the upcoming C# 5 asynchronous programming improvements, Eric Lippert blogged about how Microsoft is aware that the "async" and "await" keywords, as shown below, imply the opposite of what they really mean:async void ArchiveDocuments(List<Ur... urls) { Task archive = null; for (int i = 0; i < urls.Count; ++i) { var document = await FetchAsync(urls[i]); if (archive != null) await archive; archive = ArchiveAsync(document); ......

Posted On Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:59 AM

Virtual Brown Bag Recap: Rhino Mocks, Hg-Git
At this week's Virtual Brown Bag meeting: Claudio alerted us to his blog post "You Have Been Deleted!", expounding on our DDD/CQRS discussion from a couple of weeks ago Mark talked about / demoed Rhino Mocks George told us about an Hg (Mercurial) / Git syntax comparison cheatsheet, and the Hg-Git plugin Mark hipped us to For detailed notes, links, and the video recording, go to the VBB wiki page: I'm trying out a new style for ......

Posted On Friday, November 19, 2010 5:21 AM

How to pronounce "IE"
The gentleman below demonstrates the correct pronunciation… ......

Posted On Saturday, November 13, 2010 9:36 AM

Virtual Brown Bag Recap: 42goals, Evernote, MVVM, More Cuke
At today's Virtual Brown Bag meeting: Claudio introduced us to goal-tracking site …and shared tips for getting started with Evernote We talked about MVVM 101 JB continued his discussion of Cucumber For detailed notes, links, and the video recording, go to the VBB wiki page: Happy Veteran's Day ......

Posted On Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:23 PM

Visual Studio tips for working with whitespace
As George Costanza might say, this is a post about nothing. …or what looks like nothing, anyway. I’m talking about “whitespace” (spaces, tabs, line feeds, etc.). I probably spend more time than I should obsessing over the appearance of my code, including whether statements are more readable with or without line breaks. For example, I might decide that instead of this: …I want to format the statement like this: (The term “whitespace” is a bit weird with a dark color scheme. You can think of it as ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 1:35 PM

Virtual Brown Bag: DDD/CQRS
At this week's Virtual Brown Bag meeting, Claudio Lassala started out by pointing us to a post on his blog expanding on last week's Liskov Substitution Principle discussion, then talked about two useful tools/sites: CutePDF and The top vote getter on the VBB site's "suggest a topic" page is DDD, so the remainder of the meeting was spent discussing Dorks, Dungeons and Dragons Domain Driven Design. The DDD discussion quickly turned to the topic of Command Query Responsibility Separation ......

Posted On Saturday, November 6, 2010 9:33 AM

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