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General Programming
7 May 2013   Updated: 7 May 2013   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.34
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A Basic Implementation of the GoF Factory Method Pattern
Programming Languages
C# 4.0
30 Mar 2010   Updated: 6 Apr 2010   Rating: 4.69/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.41
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Introduction to the 'dynamic' keyword.
21 Feb 2010   Updated: 14 Apr 2010   Rating: 4.65/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.33
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A beginner's guide to the Named and Optional Arguments in C# 4.0
Web Development
14 Apr 2011   Updated: 7 Jun 2011   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 7.96
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This article provides a simple globalization mechanism for a bilingual website. Part I creates a simple bilingual website.
7 Jun 2011   Updated: 30 Jan 2012   Rating: 4.82/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 6.98
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This artcle extends Part 1 to allow overriding of culture through the URL in a lightweight fashion.
30 Jan 2012   Updated: 2 Feb 2012   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.47
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A DatePicker based Event Calendar with MVC3 and AJAX
24 Jul 2012   Updated: 25 Jul 2012   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 5.10
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This article describes the syntax of SASS through discussing the problems it tries to resolve

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17 Feb 2010   Updated: 17 Feb 2010   Rating: 4.25/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.56
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I came across this tool, briefly mentioned on one of the Hansleminutes podcasts:SnippetCompiler[^]The application allows you to write, compile and run scratch code without the overhead of creating a whole VS project. It has been useful for me on the code project, when I want to make...
Desktop Programming
Windows Forms
16 Feb 2010   Updated: 28 Apr 2010   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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If you have a Winforms application that auto loads data, there is no doubt that you’ll have come across the problem of data loading at design time (i.e. when opening the code in the designer). At best, this slows the designer down, at worst it might crash VS and prevent the control from...
Programming Languages
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The message is a piece of crap. Is not appropriate for anything technical here, no matter how true it is.If you want this tip/trick approved you should :a) Get rid of that last sentenceb) You state the problem, but you should outline the exact steps that fixed it. Regards,Keith
Web Development
31 Jul 2011   Updated: 31 Jul 2011   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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When running an ASP.NET application under 64-bit Win7/2008 you get jet 4.0 not registered error

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I Graduated in Natural Sciences (Chemistry & Physics) from Durham University, where I did not cover myself with glory, but did fill, and often cover, myself with beer.

I qualified as a secondary school teacher, but I hated teaching. I worked as an IT techhie for a few years but kept being promoted to IT Trainer, thanks to my teaching experience, which I also disliked. I spent some time working out what else I could do instead and reduced beer intake.

I realised that I should work as a programmer, having enjoyed it a hobby since I was a nipper in the halcyon days of the Sinclair Spectrum (48k, Rubber Keyboard). Spent two weeks working out why I didn't think of this to start with, instead of starting my dull-as-ditch-water Chemistry degree 8 years earlier. Had a beer to celebrate.

I Graduated in 2001 with an MSc from Newcastle Uni in Comp Sci. Did cover myself with glory, and drank some beer.

.Netting ever since, and loving it. Though I have largely given up beer due to not being able to hack the pace like I used to.

I was born, brought up, and have lived most of my life near Newcastle. In a fit of temporary insanity I moved to Amman, in my wife's homeland of Jordan, but made it back safely to the UK without any extra holes being made in my person by bullets. To be fair it was pretty safe at the time, if you ignored the roads.

Visit Jordan if you can by the way, the landscape is beautiful and varied, the food excellent and the people the friendliest on earth, after Geordies naturally Smile | :) .