Code Camps and Speaker Feedback

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Code camps are a great resource for the local development community. They provide developers and speakers (who are almost always local developers as well) a way to interact and learn about topics they otherwise might not have an opportunity. As a speaker, it is always great to see new people... Read more

Providing Feedback for Speakers

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As most of you know, I do a lot of presentations each year, mostly at local code camps. As a speaker, it is always great to see new people in my talks and answer questions since in almost every talk, someone asks a question I haven’t heard before. One of... Read more

Determining if a type is defined in the .NET Framework

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There have been several questions on StackOverflow about how to determine if a type is defined in the .NET Framework or is a third-party or custom type. Based on the answers provided to these questions, this can be accomplished using some reflection to retrieve the public key token of the... Read more

Interesting .NET Framework 4 Statistics

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Last September while I was working on my Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours book for Sams Publishing, I posted some interesting statistics for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Now that the .NET Framework 4.0 has been released, I thought I would update these statistics (and... Read more

Favorite Visual Studio 2010 Extensions, Update

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With the release of the Visual Studio Pro Power Tools (and many other new extensions having been released), my list of favorite Visual Studio extensions has changed. All of these extensions are available in the Visual Studio Gallery. Here is the list of extensions that I currently have... Read more