The World Pandemic is Showing Us Working Remote Works: Staying Healthy

In the first article in this series, I talked about how I feel that there are many benefits to working from home, more than the negative parts. I showed a Twitter poll and they discussed in detail how my number one benefit from working remotely is that I get much more work done, instead of … Continue reading The World Pandemic is Showing Us Working Remote Works: Staying Healthy

Live Event: Ask dotNetDave Anything!

Join us in this episode of Ask Me Anything Series on July 4, 10:00 am PST with David McCarter as he brings his years of experience as a professional software developer to talk about code quality, code performance, and a lot more. ABSTRACT Ask dotNetDave anything! David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP, C# Corner MVP, … Continue reading Live Event: Ask dotNetDave Anything!

dotNetDave Approved: CodeRush for Visual Studio

After over 20 years, I've decided to start recognizing the third-party components and add-ins to Visual Studio that I use just about every day and swear by. The first is the only refactoring tool that I have used for Microsoft .NET called CodeRush for Visual Studio by Developer Express Inc. (DevExpress.com). I have tried others, … Continue reading dotNetDave Approved: CodeRush for Visual Studio

dotNetDave Says… Getting Interviewed by Other Developers

In 2018, I interviewed at a popular biotech company here in San Diego, California. When I was interviewing with three other people on the team, one of them asked me if I planned to blog about them. That developer asking that question, which no one has ever asked me, should have been a red flag. … Continue reading dotNetDave Says… Getting Interviewed by Other Developers

Dogfooding: Camtasia from TechSmith

In this episode of Dogfooding, I talk about Camtasia from TechSmith, a program for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast. I have been using Camtasia for MAC and Windows for a long time. I show some things that been driving me crazy lately which leads to taking longer to edit videos. With that … Continue reading Dogfooding: Camtasia from TechSmith

My Rock Your Code Books

Dear Followers, As of today, I have removed all of my e-books from Amazon.com. I really hate to do this, especially for those of you that live in a country where it's tough to get my print books. I have been finding PDF versions of my books posted, ILLEGALLY on many sites! If you find … Continue reading My Rock Your Code Books

dotNetDave Says… Coding Should Be The Least Part of Your Job

There is more to writing a great app than just sitting down and coding. If you are banging out code, most of the day, you are doing it wrong. Coding should be the least (minor) part of being a great software engineer. Here are just a few of the other tasks that should be done … Continue reading dotNetDave Says… Coding Should Be The Least Part of Your Job

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

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)

dotNetDave Says… Documenting Software Projects

If you don't document your project, then how can developers code it, QA test it and Tech Support assist users? dotNetDave, November 2019 With so many software development methodologies out there, it's important to remember to do proper architecture and document your project BEFORE coding begins. I've seen methodologies come and go and with some … Continue reading dotNetDave Says… Documenting Software Projects