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

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?

Properly Comparing Strings with Globalization and Performance in .NET

In Microsoft .NET there are many ways to compare strings. I would say that most of the code I analyze, I see it done one of these two ways: bool result = email1 == email2; bool result = email1.Equals(email2); Is this the best way to compare strings? The quick answer is no. While this works, … Continue reading Properly Comparing Strings with Globalization and Performance in .NET

Using the New IAsyncEnumerable Interface in .NET Core 3

The release of .NET Core 3 last month includes a brand new IAsyncEnumerable interface in the System.Collections.Generic namespace. The Microsoft documentation simply states: Exposes an enumerator that provides asynchronous iteration over values of a specified type.Microsoft Documentation This new interface sounds interesting, so I looked at the code in my open-source assembly to see if … Continue reading Using the New IAsyncEnumerable Interface in .NET Core 3

dotNetDave Rocks the Granite State Code Camp

For the first time, the dotNetDave 25th Anniversary World Tour is coming to the Granite State Code Camp in Manchester, NH on November 2nd! Even though I was born back east (Delaware), I don't think I have ever been to the state. If you live in the area, please let me know what I should … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks the Granite State Code Camp

dotNetDave Says… If Your Code Is Hard To Unit Test, You’re Doing It Wrong

Unit testing is something very important for any project. With that said, I rarely see it done in projects or done correctly. How can you push the code to quality assurance or production without knowing the state of the code? A few years back, I worked on a contract at a company here in San … Continue reading dotNetDave Says… If Your Code Is Hard To Unit Test, You’re Doing It Wrong