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  • A new feature request for C# I would like is fall through exceptions

    Now before you write off this post as being ‘just another silly request’ hear me out. Right now in C# we can do the following switch( someObject ) { case Option1: case Option2: case Option3: // do something break; case Option4: // do something break: } Allowing fall through for a switch statement is...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 01-20-2010
    Filed under: Development, .Net, Feedback, Opinion
  • Simple extension methods to help with Asserting values

    In the past I have written about the Fail Fast principle.  This is a principle I try to live my development life by.  I would rather explicitly check for possible failure points then have a runtime error crop up.  In the past when writing these failure check we have had to resort to a...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 04-10-2008
    Filed under: Development, .Net, Opinion, Featured
  • Sorting List's the .Net 3.5 Way

    This post is another in the recent string of How-to's. But it is just so hard to resist. .Net 3.5 has so many cool features, it is just fun to explore them all. Ok, so here is the issue we are going to solve today. We have a list of entities and we need to sort them. In this post I will show you...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 03-28-2008
    Filed under: Development, .Net, Opinion, HowTo, Linq, Lambda
  • Why using the index for data retrieval is evil

    Today I was refactoring some sql procs along with the corresponding .net code that called the procs. My primary focus was to implement some new business rules (ways to get totals) in the proc.  In doing so, I completely re-wrote the proc.  In the end the return values (column names) were the...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 12-28-2007
    Filed under: Development, .Net, Opinion, Best Practice, Rant
  • Taking the MCTS Test 70-536 -- That Sucked....

    So today I finally took the first test on the path to getting my MCTS Cert. This was the 70-536 test which is the first test in their new series for .net developers. Yea, I passed the first one, that SUCKED. I, along with the others on my team have been studying for this test for the past 2+ months....
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 09-02-2007
    Filed under: .Net, Opinion, Certification
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