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May 2008 - Posts

Tech Ed 2008 Speaker Idol

Next week (and the week after) at Tech Ed, several experienced speakers will compete with one another in Speaker Idol, held at the Tech Ed Online stage during lunch time and hosted by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell . The winner gets a guaranteed speaker
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aspNetPRO 2008 Readers Choice Awards Published

A couple of weeks ago the aspNetPRO magazine's annual Reader's Choice Awards were published in their latest issue. DevExpress swept the awards, winning nine different categories as well as product of the year . I've blogged before about DevExpress and
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GeekFest Party at TechEd 2008 June 3rd

Doug Seven of Microsoft is hosting a party at Howl at the Moon during TechEd on June 3rd. He has some details on his blog and the party will include (and require for admission) a rubber duck competition. You'll need to pick up your duck for admission
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Book: Freakonomics

Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner: Books I've been a bit behind on blogging but I'm trying to catch up this week. I wrote earlier that I've just finished
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Visual Studio Team System 2008 White Papers

Microsoft has published a set of white papers which provide a good technical overview of the features available in Visual Studio Team System 2008. They're available individually for download: Visual Studio Team System 2008 Capabilities White Papers .
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Black Belt ASP.NET Performance Techniques

Last night I presented at the Cleveland .NET SIG on Black Belt ASP.NET Performance Techniques, which is a talk I'll be giving in a few weeks at Tech:Ed Developers in Orlando . I was asked a couple of weeks ago if I could give a talk in May and I decided
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Book: Working Effectively With Legacy Code

Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Robert C. Martin Series): Michael Feathers: Books I've just finished the above book, which was recommended to me by Jeffrey Palermo a few months ago. It is one of the most useful software development books I've read
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Speaking in Cleveland May 13th

I'll be speaking at the Cleveland .NET SIG tomorrow night. The topic is Black Belt Performance Tips for ASP.NET, which will be a dry run for a session by that same name I'll be giving next month at Tech:Ed Developers in Orlando . Some of the primary areas
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Comments in Code Indicate Functions Trying To Escape

I interviewed a couple of college students earlier this week for internship positions with Lake Quincy Media , and one of them reminded me of my own college days when we were graded in part based on how well commented our code was. In school, comments
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