New Book Release! Rock Your Code: Coding Standards for Microsoft .NET

Announcing the 6th edition of my coding standards book for Microsoft .NET! Newly updated for .NET Core 3.1 and .NET Framework 4.8. This book is a compilation of common Microsoft .NET coding standards in use today. In the past, for languages like Visual Basic, Microsoft published coding standards in a single document that developers could … Continue reading New Book Release! Rock Your Code: Coding Standards for Microsoft .NET

Help Support The Voice Of Slum In India

In April of 2019, while in India to speak at the C# Corner Conference, I along with two other speakers visited the Voice of Slum NGO in Delhi. We meet the two founders Chandni Khan and Dev Pratap Singh and they told us the story of how this organization was started. They are truly inspirational … Continue reading Help Support The Voice Of Slum In India

What Can Be Done to Make Code Quality Better?

Since 2014, all my conference sessions have been wrapped around code quality. It has always been very important to me and I try to include a lot of that concept in my coding standards book. Since that time, I have asked developers to participate in an online survey to see how they implement coding standards … Continue reading What Can Be Done to Make Code Quality Better?

The Year in Review (2019)

2019 has been a big year for dotNetTips.com and dotNetDave (me)! I released a new book titled Rock Your Code: Code and App Performance for Microsoft .NET early in the year and then released the second edition in September when the new version of .NET was released. I also released a new edition of my … Continue reading The Year in Review (2019)

Properly Setting Up .NET Core Projects

Visual Studio by default does not set all the appropriate options to help you write rock-solid .NET Core code. Below are the recommendations that your team should use for C# projects. All the following recommendations are for Visual Studio 2019. If you have an older version, most of this should still apply. To learn the … Continue reading Properly Setting Up .NET Core Projects

Properly Setting Up .NET Framework Projects

Visual Studio by default does not set all the appropriate options to help you write rock-solid code. I will show the recommendations that your team should use for C# projects. All the following recommendations are for Visual Studio 2019. If you have an older version, most of this should still apply. More information, including suggestions … Continue reading Properly Setting Up .NET Framework Projects

Help Support The dotNetDave 2020 Conference Tour

Did you know that software engineers like myself who travel to speak at conferences, lose a lot of money? I have previously written about it in this post: Did You Know Most Speakers At Software Conferences Don’t Get Paid? I estimate I lose around $1,300 per day, including travel days. I want to come to … Continue reading Help Support The dotNetDave 2020 Conference Tour