Jul 262013
 July 26, 2013  Posted by at 3:33 pm C# & F#, Not So Stupid Questions 2 Responses »
Ask me (Q224): What are some applications you would recommend to create to learn C#?

A question I’ve gotten quite a few times is which applications I recommend a developer to create to learn C#. I don’t think there are any specific applications that will do that, but I can share with you the projects I’ve done in school, how I’ve learned from them, and how they challenged me (and […]

Jul 182013
 July 18, 2013  Posted by at 8:46 am Not So Stupid Questions 11 Responses »
Stupid Question 220 and 221: Should I go to school to learn programming? Do I need a formal education to get a job as a developer?

As you might already know I have a formal education as a developer, as a matter of fact I graduated just about a month ago. If you wonder how that is possible since I have only been programming for two years – well, I did a vocational education also called trade school. It’s a 2- […]

Jul 152013
 July 15, 2013  Posted by at 6:09 pm C# & F#, Uncategorized 16 Responses »
Stupid Question 219: In C# should you use braces on one line if-statements? And are one-liners on the same line considered a bad practice?

Now here are two questions I’ve had for a while, as I’ve seen both ways by good developers and I’m a bit unsure what the most popular rule is. If an if-statement only executes one line then you can omit the braces, I tend to do that as the braces add too much noise. I […]

Jul 112013
 July 11, 2013  Posted by at 9:48 pm WinRT 1 Response »
The colors of Windows Store Apps- style names and colors in WinRT

In case you are looking for the colors used in WinRT and the names of the style here is a list of all the colors and the names. Enjoy 🙂 For all the styles have a look under: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Include\WinRT\Xaml\Design [sourcecode language=”XML”] // Default <SolidColorBrush x:Key="AppBarBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#E5000000" /> <SolidColorBrush x:Key="AppBarBorderThemeBrush" Color="#E5000000" /> <SolidColorBrush […]

Jul 082013
 July 8, 2013  Posted by at 1:30 pm Not So Stupid Questions 3 Responses »
Stupid Question 218: What are T-shaped, Pi-shaped and Comb-shaped skills, and which one should I aim for?

I asked on Twitter which skills are the ones that matter in RE to software engineering and I learned about the concept of T-shaped skills, which I hadn’t heard of before. A big thank you to wonderful Lisa Crispin for teaching me something new with ‘I think it’s imp. to have “T-shaped” skills – some […]