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Bill Jones Jr. MVP Visual Basic Charlotte NC - MCP C# and VB.Net - Founder and President of the Enterprise Developers Guild (.Net User Group) 1. Practical Patterns While closely allied with the Design Patterns defined by the "Gang of Four", I reserve the right to wander off topic to get practical.
Scott's Top 10 is a MUST read!
You really need to check out Scott Hanselman's 2005 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List: http://www.hanselman.com/bl... I'm not saying you will use everything Scott suggests, but I've already done several installs and I'm not done yet. I knew about FireFox and BgInfo, but forgot to bring them along to my latest machine. NotePad2 was new to me, but immediately became my default text editor. As I get through more of the FireFox ......

Posted On Saturday, February 25, 2006 6:24 PM

Charlotte Code Camp – Saturday, April 30, 2005
What’s a Code Camp? It all started with Thom Robbins, Microsoft techie up north – Vermont, I think. Anyway, it’s someplace where they have cold winters and get lots of time to think, because he sure came up with a good idea with Code Camp. You can read the manifesto in Thom’s blog archive. There’s a Code Camp Wiki for more info. Since I just noticed that Wiki is hosted by the Boston .NET UG, maybe Thom is a Massachusetts guy? That’s close to Vermont, right? Anyway, ......

Posted On Monday, May 2, 2005 8:32 AM

Trying to Learn Patterns from the “Gang of Four” reference book?
This is distilled from my Charlotte Code Camp presentation yesterday. The “Gang of Four” AKA “GoF”: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides are authors of the code patterns reference book. The title is “Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software”. This book is so standard, other books refer to pattern names with the page numbers from this book in parentheses like Singleton (127). For legacy coders (Java, C#, C++, etc.), look ......

Posted On Sunday, May 1, 2005 7:59 PM

Why blog? Or how to get Virtual Server out to the web
Why blog? Lack of ego is not a serious problem for me, but who wants to hear what I have to say? My family, friends and User Group cohorts assure me they do. Maybe that's one of the good things about the web, a small audience is still an audience. A little research confirmed things like “rules“ and “structure“ are not paramount in the blog community. Since there’s no way I would ever do a daily post, it was nice to see that nobody cares. In fact with syndication, anyone ......

Posted On Sunday, May 1, 2005 4:36 PM

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