Sep 302012
 
 September 30, 2012  Posted by at 1:02 pm Not So Stupid Questions 4 Responses »
Stupid Question 55: What is the best serialization class to use from a performance perspective?

[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’m obsessing with performance.. don’t I? 😉 Again a fresh debate. Working on a new project I’ve had […]

Sep 262012
 
 September 26, 2012  Posted by at 11:47 pm Not So Stupid Questions 2 Responses »
Stupid Question 53: Composite applications and nesting, when do you have to many Russian dolls?

[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] Working on a project using Prism (Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight) for the first time I […]

Sep 232012
 
 September 23, 2012  Posted by at 11:51 pm Not So Stupid Questions 21 Responses »
Stupid Question 51: Stored procedures or not? And does size and/or complexity of app/data 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 question was brought up today as I talked with a dev that likes stored procedures. I like […]

Sep 212012
 
 September 21, 2012  Posted by at 12:21 pm Uncategorized Tagged with: , ,  1 Response »
Preview of my upcoming DevReach session

For the last few weeks I’ve been working hard at my DevReach session. It’s my very first time speaking at a developer conference and I am nervous, giddy and super-duper excited! Some of you might have seen my Friday tweet, I am looking for devs, junior devs, senior devs, XAML experience, no XAML experience, that […]

Sep 202012
 
 September 20, 2012  Posted by at 11:29 pm Not So Stupid Questions 4 Responses »
Stupid Question 49: Why does 2 x Random not give unique numbers when inside the same method block? (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’ve always wondered this, as I noticed by accident when I was putting together a small programming demo […]

Sep 192012
 
 September 19, 2012  Posted by at 11:27 pm Not So Stupid Questions 11 Responses »
Stupid Question 48: What is a memory leak, and how common are memory leaks in C# apps?

[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] With the garbagecollector in C# I haven’t really paid but attention to this ‘phenomena’ (not a really a […]

Sep 182012
 
 September 18, 2012  Posted by at 11:47 pm Not So Stupid Questions 9 Responses »
Stupid Question 47: In RE to programming, is it normal to feel more stupid the more you learn?

[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] While working on my very first conference (programming) session I’ve started having something that might resemble mini panic […]

Sep 172012
 
 September 17, 2012  Posted by at 2:36 am WinRT Tagged with: , , , , , ,  5 Responses »
Running the WACK tool using Powershell 2012 in Windows 8 to test a Windows Store App

I’ve been having problems running the app on the WACK tool, as it wouldn’t find my app, and for some weird reason it wouldn’t quite work from Visual Studio either with one of the apps. So I had to do it via PowerShell. Here is how you do it, in case you also have problems […]

Sep 152012
 
 September 15, 2012  Posted by at 10:56 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  6 Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 8: Typography and color compliance, styling up the app and the RadControl chart

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr0/ WInRT application go here Time to have a talk about design. As I’ve understood it, most devs aren’t too keen on this part- but for WinRT / Windows Store Apps this an important requirement. To make it easier for us […]

Sep 132012
 
 September 13, 2012  Posted by at 11:46 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
My first Windows Store App , IntuiTrain, can be downloaded for free from Windows Store :D

It took less than 48 hours to get my app published (Attending a Microsoft App Excellence Lab next week, hoping for a token for Windows Store) so that might have speeded up the process, but I’ve heard that it doesn’t take as long as with Windows Phone Apps anyway (took me over a week for […]

Sep 112012
 
 September 11, 2012  Posted by at 1:30 pm Not So Stupid Questions 1 Response »
Stupid Question 42: How do I access all the apps in Windows Store? And how can I tell how many there are?

[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 get asked a lot how many apps there are in Windows Store, and I’ve been answering that […]

Sep 082012
 
 September 8, 2012  Posted by at 8:41 pm Not So Stupid Questions 12 Responses »
Stupid question 40: Should I return 'null' or throw an exception if a methods fails to produce requested value?

[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 very interesting as i had this discussion at work with a colleague just a couple of […]

Sep 072012
 
 September 7, 2012  Posted by at 10:08 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: , , , ,  4 Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 6: Adding a DataTemplate to the ListView

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr/ WInRT application go here First! The most important thing! Let’s have some fun. Adding text and coming up with names is tedious and boring. Lets add a few more items to our test data, and add some more text in […]

Sep 062012
 
 September 6, 2012  Posted by at 10:45 am Uncategorized Tagged with: , ,  3 Responses »
Video from the first Pluralsight Study Group meeting (Sweden)

Join the Sweden Pluralsight Study Group here It’s safe to say that things didn’t go as planned! My flight was delayed and I landed two hours before the group had to start.The pizza was late and then delivered to the wrong adress, people were running late and calling during the very laid back introduction.The pizza […]