Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Free Tools for the SQL Server DBA

A useful post of free tools for the SQL Server DBA by David Bird over at SQLServerCentral.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Resharper: Navigate from Here

Did you know that JetBrains have a .NET blog, covering their .NET tools, including Resharper and dotTrace?

Here’s a Resharper Navigation gem from November: Navigate from Here

[The Resharper keyboard shortcut sheet is here:]

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Application Architecture Cheat Sheets

The folks at Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Group have released a series of 'cheat' sheets as part of the Application Architecture Guide 2.0:

"Cheat Sheets are quick and dirty reference sheets that provide quick insights or actions. They're compact and meant to be read fast by summarizing important points."

There are How-Tos and Videos as well. Worth checking out...

Saturday, December 20, 2008


.NET Tip of The Day

I came across this site, .NET Tip of The Day, with a few useful .NET tips and tricks. It has a RSS feed here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Perth UG Meeting Thurs Dec 11th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm: DevJam Community Event

A quick reminder for anyone intending to come along to DevJam event.

The line up for this week’s DevJam meeting of the Perth .NET User Group (Thursday, 11th Dec) has been finalised:

Hadley Willan: Implementing IDisposable
Tiang Cheng: Visual Studio Testing Techniques
Adrian McGrath: Configuration Management Introduction
Michael Minutillo: Test-Driven Philosophy
Jeremy Thake: Azure
James Miles: LINQ->WPF
Alastair Waddell: WCF Syndication Feeds

DATE: Thursday, December 11th, 5:30pm
VENUE: Excom, Ground Floor, 23 Barrack Street, Perth
COST: Free. All welcome

There will be pizza and refreshments.

Sunday, December 07, 2008


A Fast CSV File Parser

If you're ever in need of a fast CSV file parser and you're contemplating writing one, before you do, check out Sebastien Lorion's implementation on The Code Project.


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