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Interrupting your user

When designing user interfaces a lot of thought needs to go into when you are going to interrupt a user.  I am going to walk you through an example of what not to do.  My example deals with messing around

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.NET 4.0 Dynamic

There is a built in type now in .NET 4.0 called “dynamic.”  Just as its name implied its a lose type, it has an infinite amount of properties and methods…(reminds me of python)  This should not be confused with “var”

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StackOverflow.com

StackOverflow.com is a community based Question and Answer site that is free and reliable. When people are having those completely random, inexplicable issues, while developing code and there is no solution in site this site is your savior. Unless you

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Entity Framework Trigger Like Auditing

Background Our stack consisted of a status Quo SOA suite combining mostly Microsoft technologies, ASP.NET, WCF, and Entity Framework.  The primary purpose of the application was a custom content management suite; the users were performing basic CRUD with a dash

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A pessimist is never wrong.

I got into trouble a while back because I wrote a method that does exactly what I said it would do.  Strange huh?  I missed one important step, I trusted that the end user would respect the input requirements of

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When Documentation Goes Bad.

I’m going to paint you a picture, and when its over I want you to purge your memory.  Imagine being hired at a large company, given access to SharePoint, and then tasked to understand the Contract System.  You do a

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LINQ Hidden Gem

This tip wont be useful to most, but in case you find your self wanting to have a “default” in your query check this out. So lets suppose you have a table for languages ( I have denormailzed for an

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