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John Conwell: aka Turbo Research in the visual exploration of data May 2005 Entries
String concatenation the fast way...maybe not what you think
One thing you read in most articles or books that talk about code optimization in .Net is string concatenation. Many books will say always use a StringBuilder to build your strings. Some even go so far as to say use the String.Conct() method for 2-4 strings. But you should never use the + style concatenation. Well I say BULL! The C# compiler folks at Microsoft did a great thing with 1.1 (I don't think its there in 1.0). if you write some code like:private string StringConcatTest(string stuff) { string ......

Posted On Friday, May 27, 2005 8:54 AM

On Software Development and Consulting
I have recently left the consulting world, and have come to a conclusion about consulting. I find it interesting (disturbing actually) that current trend in most IT shops around the country has been to outsource much of their work to consulting companies, either local or abroad. My conclusions are based on observations that I’ve had in dealing with consultants for the past 7 years, both in working with them and being one of them.There are 4 main problems that I can see with betting your project's ......

Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2005 3:53 PM

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