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Houston Techfest 2011 – Wrap Up

Had a great time this past weekend at Houston Techfest. Attended a couple of great sessions and also presented a couple of sessions of my own. If you attended either of these sessions, please click the SpeakerRate links and rate the sessions and leave comments on anything you felt was missing so that I might be able to better present at future events. Continue reading

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TwitterNET Project: A .NET Twitter Library

Over the weekend, I finally finished a large chunk of wrapping the Twitter API into a .NET 3.5 library using C#. With the exception of the OAuth & Search methods, this most of the REST methods are complete (only 3 are not done at this time but should be done soon). The project is located on Github by clicking here. Continue reading

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C# Partial Keyword

This is where the partial keyword comes into play. I can organize my methods so that related methods are in their own files but are still accessible in the same class. This came in real handy in my Twitter library (linked above). Continue reading

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The Case for Stored Procedures

Almost nothing in development is a hard and fast rule. And “best practices” are not always best. Everything is dependent on the exact situation you are in. Sometimes it can be your client who sets the ground rules. And while most clients are reasonable, sometimes they come from a time when things were in fact, done a certain way and they don’t really have a desire to deviate. Some clients will hear you out and make a shift to a different method if proven that the new method will work better. Sometimes, the situation just calls for things to be done a certain way. Continue reading

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Houston Alt.NET Geek Dinner #3

This Thursday the 3rd monthly Houston Alt.NET Geek Dinner will be held at Star Pizza beginning at 6pm.  If you are interested in continuous improvement in your development or for your development team, come to the dinner.  You’ll meet others … Continue reading

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Would Open Source Java Threaten Mono?

With a recent article stating that Sun is looking to open source Java and have it ship with Linux, I thought I might take a look at how open source Java might affect the open source development world. People like to focus on the doom and gloom when these kinds of “announcements” are made, but the fact of the matter is this: open sourcing Java will have zero effect on Mono. Continue reading

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