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  • Its fun being a tech writer for a day

    I was wondering why many developers dont want to do documentations. They always run into coding and start writing once some basic requirements have been defined. This situation usaully happens in non-software companies where developers do analysts work...
    Posted to Rodel E. Dagumampan by rdagumampan on 05-03-2005
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  • Talk about a breaking change

    Last time, I reported a bug on the ToolBar control of Windows Forms which I have discovered upon a query of an officemate. I just saw that there is an update on my reported bug as Won’t Fix due to a breaking change, :p.
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 05-03-2005
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  • Poor Gwen

    Today's WTF made me laugh as hell, poor Gwen...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-29-2005
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  • New trend on reference links

    I have posted my #1 reference ( www.answers.com ) and I love the way one can efficiently search using it by just appending the word in its URL. If you want to search for “jokiz”, you just have to type in www.answers.com/jokiz MSDN2 will have this same...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-28-2005
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  • The (-) operator

    I used to multiply a numeric number to -1 just to get its additive inverse (negative value for positive numbers) and I found out that the (-) operator does it implicitly. int value = 10 int negativeValue = value * -1 int negativeValueAlso = -value
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-28-2005
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  • Visual Studio Tip #4 - Debugging expressions by highlighting

    When you just want to watch for the result of a particular operation, like (this.Right - this.Left)/2 you don't need to copy and paste it in the Immediate Window or launch QuickWatch with the expression selected. You just have to select the said expression...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-28-2005
  • Internet Explorer Tip

    I just found this out today from an officemate. If ever you want to access www.yahoo.com from the Address Bar of IE, you just have to type in "yahoo" then press CTRL+ENTER (autocomplete).
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-28-2005
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  • Designing .NET Class Libraries Series

    I've seen a part of this (Brad Adams presentation on Naming) perhaps a month ago, I just discovered that it is a part of a good set of webcasts worth seeing. Can't wait to see Brian Pepin's presentation (design time guru). http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-25-2005
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  • www.answers.com

    I previously have this folder of references on my bookmarks section for www.m-w.com (dictionary), wikipedia, etc. Now I have them all in one with www.answers.com
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-22-2005
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  • Constants vs public static fields

    Constants and public static readonly fields are two ways of declaring constant objects/types but the latter is more preferable and must be used as much as possible. In my Effective C# book, it explains many advantages of using public static readonly fields...
    Posted to Rodel E. Dagumampan by rdagumampan on 04-21-2005
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  • Code Complete 1st edition

    I was reading Steve McConnell's first edition of Code Complete and the book is highly recommended. Although the sample uses old languages like pascal and c, and some topics does not apply to current programming languages, I love the way he presents his...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-21-2005
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  • CruiseControl.Net Continuous Integration Tool

    After reading an MSDN Mag article about automated buid and Continuous integration and reading the book Open Source Development in .NET, i got interested in evaluating Open source tools like CruiseControl.NET, log4net, etc... At first, CruiseControl.NET...
    Posted to Rodel E. Dagumampan by rdagumampan on 04-21-2005
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  • OSS Enthux on my side

    To be part of a hybrid environment were MS Technology enthusiasts and OSS/Linux gurus merge is bit hard. Some times you'll heard "Meron na nyan samin before MS introduced that" or "Ano ba yan gaya-gaya". But its good to me, though sometimes bit intimidating...
    Posted to Rodel E. Dagumampan by rdagumampan on 04-16-2005
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  • RSS Feeds for Inq7.net

    I was wondering if Inquirer supports RSS Feeds so I can just browse them using RssBandit. I emailed them and found out that they are currently testing RSS Support. These are the feeds that the guy from Inquirer gave me. http://ruby.inq7.net/rss/rss_metro...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-15-2005
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  • Strongly-typed Collection’s Add and AddRange methods

    The CollectionCodeDomSerializer uses reflection to serialize a serializeable collection properties to locate methodinfo with “Add” and “AddRange” as names. We have a coding convention here to use prefix to clearly distinguish methods from properties,...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-13-2005
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