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RantRant about "free code" Pin
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.7-Mar-14 3:53
memberEnnis Ray Lynch, Jr.7-Mar-14 3:53 
There is a big kick now about making free code as a part of a resume. Everywhere you go, every tool online, skimps (eschews for sat prep) documentation and instead provides code for various languages. And you know what? In many cases it is totally crap!

Unholy nightmares, testing for cases that never exist. Not returning error messages, using complex LINQ commands embedded in massing hierarchies of generics. Missing explicit tests, hard-coding the wrong things, including massive numbers of (n>0) third-party libraries to do trivial things. Really? Is this code the bar for excellence?

This post was prompted by a "library" that used the new System.Net.Http.HttpClient because its new, and wait for it:
<a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.http.httpclient%28v=vs.110%29.aspx">http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.http.httpclient%28v=vs.110%29.aspx</a>[<a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.http.httpclient%28v=vs.110%29.aspx" target="_blank" title="New Window">^</a>]
  HttpResponseMessage response = await client.GetAsync("http://www.contoso.com/");
  response.EnsureSuccessStatusCode();
  string responseBody = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();

Used the MSDN which is wrong! Can anyone that has used Rest Services tell me why the above won't work? (This isn't a programming question, just a comment on the shear lunacy of public .NET projects.
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