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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author September 2006 Entries
Some strange job offers
In the past week, I've received three very unusual unsolicited job offers from Monster. Now, I realize that a lot of companies advertise on Monster and even more of them troll the resumes that are there looking for candidates. Mostly, these are head-hunter types that send job offers in bulk. These offers, however, caught my attention because they have absolutely nothing to do my skills or work experience. I've snipped the incriminating portions to protect the guilty. The first one came from one of ......

Posted On Saturday, September 2, 2006 1:20 PM

Are you running Debug or Release mode bits?
Have you ever wanted to know if a compiled assembly was compiled in Debug or Release mode? I know I have. I came across a post on Computer Zen today that shows exactly how to do this. There is also a similar tool written by Jeff Key, called IsDebug. For my part, I always make sure that the following snippet of code is in my AssemblyInfo.cs#if (Debug || DEBUG) [assembly: AssemblyConfiguration("Debu... #else [assembly: AssemblyConfiguration("Rele... #endif This attribute doesn't show up in the ......

Posted On Saturday, September 2, 2006 12:02 PM

SafeHandle and Constrained Execution Regions
As a follow up to my Implementing IDisposable and the Dispose pattern article, I have posted a new one on SafeHandles and Constrained Execution Regions (CERs). This article explains the new SafeHandle class, introduced in .NET 2.0, and how to use it. I also cover CERs and how they are used. [Update, 22-Jan-2008: Updated the article link for Code Project.] ......

Posted On Saturday, September 2, 2006 11:30 AM

Implementing IDisposable and the Dispose pattern, take 2
My article on how to properly implement the IDisposable interface and the Dispose pattern has been very well received. There have been several comments that prompted me to review the article against the Framework Design Guidelines, and specifically against the updates made by Joe Duffy. In doing this, not only have I learned a few new things about how the whole garbage collection process works, but I also discovered that some of the statements made in my article were incorrect. This is discouraging ......

Posted On Friday, September 1, 2006 8:08 AM

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