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Why Get Certified?

Last week I mentioned that I’m working toward getting my MCSD certification.  Several weeks ago I received my ScrumMaster Certification.  This raises the question, “Why get certified at all?”

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CSharp IDisposable Confusion

I’m planning to get my MCSD certification next and the first exam I plan to take is the 70-483 which will test my knowledge of CSharp.

To study, I got this free PDF: MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483) (Which I wouldn’t recommend, but I haven’t found anything yet that I WOULD recommend, so this will have to do.)

In this book (Chapter 5) and other places on the web, it makes this statement:

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Lambda Expressions. Other than LINQ…

… what are they good for?

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Readable Code

Time out today for just a bit of a rant.

Several years ago, I posted a top ten list for why you shouldn’t buy Visual Studio 2008.  Most people totally got that this was all tongue in cheek.  But, I was amazed how many comments I got on YouTube where people took it WAY too seriously. … Read the rest

Simple Properties in C# 3.5

It’s such a little thing.  But, how much of our CSharp code looks something like this:

    private string _propertyName;     

    public string PropertyName 
    { 
        get { return _propertyName; } 
        set { _propertyName = value; } 
    }
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