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All Topics
20 Aug 2014   Updated: 21 Aug 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: LGPL3    Views: 14,573     Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 0
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GitHub has a "built-in" simple content management system called Jekyll. It's unobtrusive; you can put ordinary HTML files in your webspace and they will be served unchanged, or you can create Jekyll files, which are text files that start with a header block that the Jekyll documentation calls "front
Desktop Programming
Windows Forms
12 Nov 2008   Updated: 12 Nov 2008   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.41
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Use TextEditorControl to put a syntax-highlighting editor in your application.
General Programming
Parser
14 Jun 2013   Updated: 27 Jun 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
Licence: CPOL    Views: 19,840     Bookmarked: 14   Downloaded: 0
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LLLPG is a recursive-decent parser generator, with a feature set (and syntax) comparable to ANTLR version 2.
Programming Languages
C#
25 Mar 2008   Updated: 25 Mar 2008   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 143   Popularity: 10.70
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Demonstrates a variety of Windows Forms data binding features through several simple examples.
1 Apr 2009   Updated: 25 Feb 2014   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.23
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Use the Symbol class for enum-like values that can be extended by other classes.
1 Mar 2016   Updated: 1 Mar 2016   Rating: 4.72/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.99
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How to write a program to generate C# code
8 Mar 2016   Updated: 8 Mar 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.77
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Well, not literally. Enhanced C# supports pattern matching, ADTs, and tuples, so Plain C# gets all that by transitivity.
15 Jun 2010   Updated: 13 Aug 2010   Rating: 4.31/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.49
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A library inspired by the Go language that lets you adapt any object to an interface if it has the methods of that interface.
24 Aug 2013   Updated: 25 Aug 2013   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.02
Licence: CC (ASA 3U)    Views: 157,761     Bookmarked: 56   Downloaded: 0
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Protobuf-net is a fast and complete .NET library for serialization based on Google's Protocol Buffers. And this is a really short manual.
10 Jan 2017   Updated: 13 Jan 2017   Rating: 3.46/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
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With this library,"from x in list select x.Property" returns another list.
15 Jan 2017   Updated: 15 Jan 2017   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.47
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A very small logging library
13 Jan 2017   Updated: 2 Feb 2019   Rating: 4.74/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.53
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No matter how lazy you are
10 Jan 2017   Updated: 10 Jan 2017   Rating: 4.56/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.18
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Want to square-root an arbitrary type T in your generic code and multiply it by its natural logarithm? No problem.
19 May 2008   Updated: 28 Oct 2010   Rating: 4.53/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.58
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A way to use LINQ to Objects in C# 2.0 with .NET Framework 2.0
24 Feb 2010   Updated: 31 Mar 2010   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.58
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A memory-efficient Patricia trie that implements IDictionary and supports the "find nearest key" operation.
7 Dec 2016   Updated: 7 Dec 2016   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.02
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Using dependency injection with frequently-used background services can be a hassle. The Ambient Service Pattern is an easier alternative.
20 Jun 2015   Updated: 24 Aug 2015   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.83
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Concerned about regular expressions being unintelligible, repetitive, hard to get right and non-recursive? Read part 5, possibly the most useful part yet!
26 Mar 2013   Updated: 20 May 2016   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.58
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The A-list is an all-purpose list, a data structure that can support most standard list operation in O(log n) time and does lots of other stuff, too
22 Nov 2013   Updated: 22 Nov 2013   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.95
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A technique for installing "Custom Tools" in all VS versions from 2008 to 2013
6 Aug 2008   Updated: 6 Aug 2008   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.49
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How to make the debugger give the same special treatment to your custom IList as it gives to List.
15 Jun 2013   Updated: 15 Jun 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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The root of all evil is optimization... or apathy
C# 4.0
26 May 2015   Updated: 10 Dec 2016   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.65
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The Lexical Macro Processor transforms your C# code with a LISP-inspired macro system. Nice substitute for T4 templates, with Visual Studio integration and a Linux-compatible editor.
25 Feb 2014   Updated: 25 Feb 2014   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.96
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The ambivalent world of ambiguity, the slash, greedy and nongreedy. At the end, in lieu of refreshments, there will be an API reference.
23 Feb 2014   Updated: 25 Feb 2014   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.77
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Lots of new stuff this time, including an (almost) complete C# parser demo
26 Nov 2013   Updated: 13 Jan 2016   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.37
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The new parser generator for C#: now with syntax highlighting.
7 Oct 2013   Updated: 5 Mar 2016   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 9.08
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LLLPG, the Loyc LL(k) Parser Generator: now parsing C# itself!
7 Sep 2013   Updated: 7 Sep 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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The BDictionary is like a Dictionary mashed up with List. BList and BMultiMap also say hello.
12 Aug 2014   Updated: 12 Aug 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.23
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SparseAList and some AList benchmarks
13 Aug 2014   Updated: 13 Aug 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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In the netherworld between T[] and List
13 Aug 2014   Updated: 13 Aug 2014   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.56
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Creating the AList data structures for my "list trifecta" series must have taken hundreds of hours. The DList is a vastly simpler beast, but in certain cases will boost your insert/remove speed a lot.
Security
Blockchain
2 Apr 2009   Updated: 14 Dec 2009   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.24
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A family of array-like list structures that let you take fast snapshots at any instant in time.
Web Development
HTML
17 Jun 2011   Updated: 4 Jul 2011   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 338   Popularity: 11.73
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How fast is C++ compared to C#? Let's compare code ported directly between the two languages.
HTML5
18 Aug 2014   Updated: 25 Aug 2014   Rating: 4.58/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.20
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A LINQ-to-XML example

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23 Nov 2013   Updated: 23 Nov 2013   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.31
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I decided to write this post to help people understand the theoretical representation of grammars.
All Topics
9 Jun 2013   Updated: 9 Jun 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Ranges are the most important concept in the design of modern D collection code, and I want them to be included under the Loyc umbrella (but for now, don't worry what Loyc is.) As I wrote in an as-yet unpublished article on about the design of my new language, Enhanced C#:
18 Aug 2014   Updated: 12 Sep 2014   Rating: 4.62/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 4.41
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.NET just keeps getting more annoying
22 Apr 2014   Updated: 22 Apr 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This is a letter that I would like to send to relevant leaders at Google and Mozilla, but I'm not sure to whom I should send it.
Desktop Programming
Windows Forms
6 Apr 2011   Updated: 9 Apr 2011   Rating: 3.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 0.90
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UpdateControls not only keeps your GUI up-to-date, but it also separates the GUI from the rest of the code better than any framework I have seen before.
Programming Languages
C#
12 Aug 2010   Updated: 12 Aug 2010   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Dependency Injection aids loose coupling. But there are some services that are pervasive, services that you would have to pass to a hundred different constructors if you want to use DI "properly". Is there an alternative?
27 Jul 2011   Updated: 27 Jul 2011   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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I want a conditional dot operator
Go
25 May 2010   Updated: 25 May 2010   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.41
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I recently wrote a class called CPTrie that stores a sorted collection of strings or integers in less space than a Dictionary or SortedDictionary. It took a long time to develop this data structure in .NET while minimizing memory and CPU usage. I am fairly convinced that without some of .NET's restr
Javascript
18 Aug 2014   Updated: 13 Jan 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Building a table of contents in JavaScript

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C#
9 Nov 2016   Updated: 9 Nov 2016   Rating: 4.71/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 4.90
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An alternative set of StringBuilder Extension methods that is closer to the methods of System.String.
15 Mar 2017   Updated: 15 Mar 2017   Rating: 4.19/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 3.99
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A trick you can do with enhanced C#
12 Oct 2011   Updated: 12 Oct 2011   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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Shuffle in O(N) time, vastly faster than the original version that calls RemoveAt().static Random r = new Random();public static IEnumerable Randomize(this IEnumerable source){ var list = source.ToList(); for (int i = 0; i < list.Count; i++) Swap(list, i,...
1 Jun 2013   Updated: 4 Jun 2013   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.11
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A fast and simple algorithm.
12 Oct 2011   Updated: 12 Oct 2011   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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Assuming you are writing a class (not a struct), you can basically get a fixed random hashcode simply by NOT overriding GetHashCode() but inheriting the implementation from System.Object. Unfortunately the System.Object implementation is not documented in the standard .NET documentation[^] but I...

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C# 6.0
11 Jun 2017   Updated: 12 Jun 2017   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.99
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It has 41 features in about 1000 lines of code* - but only 3 lines are needed to parse the expressions you type in. Uses WinForms, BackgroundWorker, GDI+ and LES.
Qwertie
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Since I started programming when I was 11, I wrote the SNES emulator "SNEqr", the FastNav mapping component, the Enhanced C# programming language (in progress), the parser generator LLLPG, and LES, a syntax to help you start building programming languages, DSLs or build systems.

My overall focus is on the Language of your choice (Loyc) initiative, which is about investigating ways to improve interoperability between programming languages and putting more power in the hands of developers. I'm also seeking employment.