Hello Win7.c

This marks my first post from a Windows 7 machine. I am *highly* impressed so far. The full reinstallation of my machine, which included a fresh install of Windows 7 and all my applications (around 30) took less than 8 hours. The actual Windows installation took under 1 hour (I’d say in the 40 minute…

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The DATAbase is part of the DATA layer, so it should be used for … DATA

I was talking to a friend the other day, and he’s learning some Silverlight (which, as a side note is *really* neat). One of the things he’s doing is building an HTML control, so I asked the obvious questions – why? Well as it turns out, he needs to get some HTML and display it…

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UTF-8 strings in C#

I was doing a code review a few days ago on a web service library. There was a message which was supposed to be stored in UTF-8, since the service is internationalized. The code looked similarly to this: 1: string someRandomText; 2: UTF8Encoding encoder = new UTF8Encoding(); 3: byte[] bytes = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(someRandomText); 4: string utf8ReturnString…

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