Performance Tip: Checking For Empty String

In all my books and conference sessions I talk about the proper way to test if a string is valid. Microsoft .NET has been around almost two decades and I still see code like this: if (testValue.Trim() == "") This code is even wrong since it's not checking for null. A better way would be like this: … Continue reading Performance Tip: Checking For Empty String

Book Review: Azure and Xamarin Forms: Cross Platform Mobile Development

It's been a long time since I have done a book review but I wanted to review Azure and Xamarin Forms: Cross Platform Mobile Development by Russell Fustino since I am personally interested in these two subjects. If you are new to mobile development or cloud development, then this book is for you! Heck, why not try … Continue reading Book Review: Azure and Xamarin Forms: Cross Platform Mobile Development

Is Quality Part of Open-Source Projects Your App Is Using?

Is code quality important to your team? It should be at the top of the list, not only to make your customers happy, but make your team happier when bugs arise and when features need to be added. Putting quality in your code in the future is a lot more expensive than doing it when … Continue reading Is Quality Part of Open-Source Projects Your App Is Using?

dotNetDave Rocks the Seattle Code Camp 2018

On September 15th, the dotNetDave World Farewell Tour will land in Seattle, WA for the first time! I can't wait to rock the geeks in Seattle. If you live in the area, I hope you will attend my session below. For more info and to register, click here. Special thanks goes to GrapeCity for sending … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks the Seattle Code Camp 2018

Defensive Programming – Let Type Checking Work for You

Since I have been a speaker and a teacher, I have always stressed the importance of practicing proper object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques. If you don’t practice OOP, no matter what language you are using, I guarantee you will end up with a “house of cards” and they all eventually fall. The first “pillar” of OOP … Continue reading Defensive Programming – Let Type Checking Work for You

dotNetDave Rocks India (2018)

I'm very excited to speak at the C# Corner Conference this year on April 13th-15th with other great speakers like Mads Torgersen, Magnus Martensson and the #1 Indian speaker Pinal Dave. I had an awesome time last year and meet hundreds of awesome developers in India. I cant wait to see everyone and enjoy some … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks India (2018)

dotNetDave Rocks SoCal Code Camp in Los Angeles

For one last time, I will be rocking the geeks at SoCal Code Camp in Los Angeles on December 2nd - 3rd. It's always a great time with lots of great content. I will be doing the following sessions on the 2nd. Rock Your Code Quality Code quality starts with you, the developer. If you … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks SoCal Code Camp in Los Angeles