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Darren Fieldhouse December 2008 Entries
Design Patterns Book
Design Patterns are something that most developers already know, but can't put a name to. Being one of those developers I decided it was about time I learnt the name of of a few more design patterns (beyond the singleton and factory patterns). Of course the Gang of Four book was on my shopping list, but I haven't read that yet so I'll save that for another blog post. The first book I read was "Head First Design Patterns" by Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Freeman, Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra (another gang ......

Posted On Monday, December 8, 2008 2:00 PM

New Features in VB.NET 10 (.NET 4.0)
Following the PDC, there has been a whole host of announcements about the new features we’ll be seeing in .NET 4.0. I’d like to take a moment to look at some of the features that will be coming to VB.NET 10. Auto implemented properties When this feature came to C# it created real language envy among VB developers. In those instances where all you need a property to do is hold a value (i.e. where a public field would do the job nicely if it wasn’t evil), C# 3.0 allows the developer to write the property ......

Posted On Monday, December 1, 2008 1:31 PM

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