Rock Your Code and Applications with dotNetDave @ St. Louis Days of .NET

Improving Code Quality… One Developer At A Time!

On November 12th, I will be doing my full-day workshop titled Rock Your Code and Applications with dotNetDave (click on this link to register) at the St. Louis Days of .NET.

This workshop will guide any level of programmer to greater productivity by providing the information needed to write consistent, maintainable, rock solid code.

Workshop Sections

  • This first section will start off by teaching common .NET coding standards (including a section to see how much that audience knows on the subject).
  • The second section will teach defensive programming so that you will greatly decrease the number of support tickets you receive from QA.
  • The third section will continue with defensive programming by introducing code contracts that will make it much easier to practice solid encapsulation techniques.
  • The final section will go over 10+ issues that I see all the time with modern applications.

Along the way of this workshop we will be reviewing code submitted by attendees to go over the good and possible issues. By the end of this workshop you will be on your way to writing rock solid code that will impress your boss and users.

Workshop Attendees Instructions

Thanks for signing up to attend the “Rock Your Code & Apps With dotNetDave” workshop! We are going to fix up and analyze your code. So bring your laptop with Visual Studio 2015 installed along with code you have written at home or from work (make sure you get permission). Preferably the code that really needs help!

Also, download and install the following before the workshop:

Copy the following to a text file, you will need it for one of the workshop lessons.



<source name=”DefaultSource” switchName=”DefaultSwitch”>


<add name=”XmlWriter”/>





<add name=”DefaultSwitch” value=”Information”/>



<add name=”XmlWriter” type=”dotNetTips.Utility.Logging.XmlTraceListener, dotNetTips.Utility” initializeData=”c:\temp\sampleLogFile.xml” BackupFiles=”True” DaysToKeepFiles=”2″/>



Much of this workshop is based on one of David’s latest books, David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards that can be pre-purchased by go here: David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards.

Please take my Coding Standards Survey before attending this session (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Code DVD).

Check out the Coding Standards For The Real World webcast I did for

Anyone seen with any item from my Code Camp store, will win some cool swag!