Aug 282012
 
 August 28, 2012  Posted by at 12:27 am Uncategorized 9 Responses »

I’ve noticed that if you do any type of work that includes a computer friends and family will declare you as their own personal IT-helpdesk/support. The other day a person asked me, “So you are a … what did you call it again?” It sounds like I have a really weird job “A developer, same […]

Aug 242012
 
 August 24, 2012  Posted by at 11:40 am WinRT Tagged with: , , , ,  4 Responses »
Free 'book' : User Experience Guidelines for Metro/Windows 8 style apps (WinRT apps)

I put the word ‘book’ in quotation marks as I don’t think that this resource is meant to be a book, but considering the size – 316 pages, I would call it a book. If you like to develop Metro/WinRT/Windows 8 style apps like I do, you can now download all the guidelines collected here […]

Aug 222012
 
 August 22, 2012  Posted by at 8:18 pm WinRT No Responses »
WinRT/Metro App Q n’ A: Can I access accent / start screen background color in my app?

This was a question that came up on Twitter during the night. Since I’ve done some Windows Phone development and I understand that WP developers might want to do this in WinRT apps. Unfortunately this cant be done. At the moment you cant access the screen background color for usage in the application. The sandboxing […]

Aug 212012
 
 August 21, 2012  Posted by at 11:52 pm Not So Stupid Questions Tagged with: , , , , ,  16 Responses »
‘Stupid’ Question 29: Do we need properties in c#?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] I seriously felt a tiny itsi bitsy byte stupid for wondering about this, until a few days ago […]

Aug 202012
 
 August 20, 2012  Posted by at 11:47 pm Not So Stupid Questions 14 Responses »
‘Stupid’ Question 28: Can devs refuse to create a web app that works in IE for clients?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] I was really curious to see what other developers had to say about this. Cross browser compatibility is […]

Aug 192012
 
 August 19, 2012  Posted by at 1:07 pm Uncategorized Tagged with: , , ,  11 Responses »
Intellisense problems in VS2012 fix, maybe related to productivity and refactoring plugins

If you like me rely a bit on intellisense for productivity you probably hate it when it stops giving you those nice suggestions. This happened to me last week, and I suspect that it had something to do with productivity and refactoring plugins such as Resharper and Just Code. Not saying that the plugins caused […]

Aug 182012
 
 August 18, 2012  Posted by at 11:19 pm Not So Stupid Questions Tagged with: , , ,  10 Responses »
‘Stupid’ Question 27: What is a Web Browser?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] I have a three-day long Web Browser discussion coming up now (Q27-30) based on the great discussion we […]

Aug 152012
 
 August 15, 2012  Posted by at 11:44 pm Not So Stupid Questions 5 Responses »
‘Stupid’ Question 24: Can you give me an easy to remember example of what the different access modifiers do?

Access modifiers – it is easy to mix them up now and then. And if you havent been using them, then you should really consider to do so! Why are they so important? Because of the encapsulation thing. Say what??? Oki, in object oriented programming there is something that we refer to as the three […]

Aug 152012
 
 August 15, 2012  Posted by at 1:59 am Uncategorized Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Sweden Pluralsight Study Group in Gothenburg is up and running, come join us!

If you have been following my blog or me on twitter you might have noticed that I am a big fan of Pluralsight! This summer I got to meet the Pluralsight team and many of the authors, and they did an interview with me where I got the opportunity tell the world how much the […]

Aug 132012
 
 August 13, 2012  Posted by at 11:44 pm Not So Stupid Questions 6 Responses »
‘Stupid’ Question 22: Is it OK to use dropbox to store and share confidential client documents? Is this safe/good practice?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] I want to start of by saying that I don’t do this, but I can share the story […]

Aug 132012
 
 August 13, 2012  Posted by at 12:56 am Not So Stupid Questions, Telerik Tagged with: , ,  15 Responses »
Creating a WinRT application step by step: From idea to publishing

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr/ WInRT application go here I would like to welcome you to a code-along series, as I create a WinRT application step by step. The code will be downloadable and I invite you to provide comments and suggestions as we make […]

Aug 122012
 
 August 12, 2012  Posted by at 11:37 pm Not So Stupid Questions 9 Responses »
‘Stupid’ Question 21: Is there a performance win with 'as' casting, and if so - does it matter?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] This is indeed a follow up question to question nr 20, ‘Stupid’ Question 20: How should I do […]

Aug 112012
 
 August 11, 2012  Posted by at 11:38 pm Not So Stupid Questions 8 Responses »
‘Stupid’ Question 20: How should I do casting in C#? Should I use the prefix cast or the as-cast?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] I remember when we learned about casting in school. It was when we learned about the hashtable. My […]