Feb 24

Please check out C# 411, a new blog from the author of DevTopics that focuses on the C# programming language and .NET Framework and is full of C# information, news, tips and code.

Jan 18

Recently I posted a list of the Best C# Blogs.  Today we recognize the best C# Web sites.

Following (in alphabetical order) are the best C# sites active on the Web today.  Also included is the “About” section of the site (edited for space and clarity).  Please comment if you can recommend other excellent C# web sites that didn’t make my list.

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Dec 11

What makes a C# blog good?  Pretty much the same thing that makes any blog good, but with a focus on C#, of course.  Good C# blogs have:

  • Useful news, information, tips and code samples
  • Regular updates
  • Original content, not a splog or news feed
  • Good organization, including categories and tags
  • Healthy discussion and user comments
  • Personal insight and humor, but not too much personal drivel

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Jul 11

The version of .NET against which you compile an application or assembly may not be the same version of .NET on which the application is currently running.  A .NET application should always be able to run on the same or newer version of .NET against which it was compiled.

This is because .NET is backward compatible.  This means that an application compiled on .NET v1.1 should run OK on .NET v2.0 and v3.0.  But an application compiled on .NET v2.0 will not run on .NET v1.1.

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Jul 11

You can use the following JavaScript code in a web page to determine which versions of .NET are installed on a client PC:

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Jun 02

If you are a .NET developer, how would you feel if your original C# or VB source code was published on the Web for the world to see?  That’s exactly what happens if you release your .NET software without obfuscation.

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Apr 24

Microsoft has released a beta version of the next major release of Visual Studio and the .NET framework.

Visual Studio “Orcas” will enable developers to write programs that can run on Windows Vista, Longhorn Server, Office 2007 and the Web.  The .NET Framework v3.5 will provide better support for Web 2.0 and AJAX applications.  Microsoft has been planning to release Orcas this year, but a corporate VP recently told ZDNet that it may not happen until 2008.

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