IntelliTect Today: Communicating Passion to a New Generation of Students

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Eastern Washington University has Three New Adjunct Professors
For the past two quarters, three of our IntelliTect team members, Mark Michaelis (CEO), Kevin Bost (senior software engineer) and Michael Stokesbary (senior software architect and trainer), have been teaching the programming language C# (pronounced “C Sharp”) to tomorrow’s engineers in the computer science program at Eastern.
“At least in Spokane, the majority […]
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Securing Web APIs in .NET Core 2.2

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December 10, 2018 / No Comment

Microsoft will simplify Web API authentication in a soon-to-be-released update!
This week’s release of ASP.NET 2.2 gave us some performance enhancements, ability to do health checks on the application and code analyzers to help you improve your web API discoverability. Expect an out of band release that creates a dependency on IdentityServer in the near future.
Microsoft will be […]
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Video: Is Xamarin Forms the Right Choice for Your Next App?

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November 29, 2018 / No Comment

Using Xamarin Forms is a quick win according to Kevin Bost, Xamarin certified senior developer at IntelliTect and C# instructor at Eastern Washington University.
Xamarin is Microsoft’s platform for building mobile applications. Using a shared C# codebase, developers can build android and IOS apps at the same time using the Xamarin.Forms library. It isn’t a common UI; it’s shared […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Xamarin

Potential New Features of C# 8.0 Exposed

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November 7, 2018 / No Comment

Can’t satisfy your thirst for C# knowledge?
Hang around Mark Michaelis long enough and you’ll get up to speed in no time!
Mark has been traveling within the US, and as far as Scandinavia, spreading the C# love. You might have seen him at Visual Studio LIVE! events in Chicago or San Diego or at .Net User Group meetups in […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, C#

Interfacing with Multithreading Patterns prior to TPL and C# 5.0

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April 9, 2018 / 2 Comments

Legacy Blog – Pre C# 5.0
Multithreading patterns are used to address the multithreading complexities of monitoring an asynchronous operation, thread pooling, avoiding deadlocks, and implementing atomicity and synchronization across operations and data access.
This is a thorough blog that combs through all you’d need to know about multithreading if you were working in a legacy version of C#. Although […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, C#, Uncategorized

Using Tuples for overriding Equality() and GetHashCode()

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March 28, 2018 / No Comment

The implementation of Equals() and GetHashCode() used to be complex, but with C# 7.0 Tuples, the actual code is boilerplate.

For Equals(): It’s necessary to compare all the contained identifying data structures while avoiding infinite recursion or null reference exceptions.
For GetHashCode(): It’s necessary to combine the unique hash code of each of the non-null contained identifying data structures […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, C#

The Essential C# 7.0 book is almost here!

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March 19, 2018 / No Comment

The newest edition of Mark Michaelis’ Essential C# book releases May 28th.

“Mark is super smart, insists on understanding everything to the core, and has phenomenal insight into how things affect real developers. . . . He goes right to the essence and communicates with great integrity—no sugarcoating—and has a keen eye for practical value and real-world problems.”
—From […]
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Timers Prior to Async/Await Pattern of C# 5.0

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October 9, 2017 / No Comment

There are multiple ways to use Task.Delay() when a timer is required.
For scenarios prior to .NET 4.5, several timer classes are available, including System.Windows.Forms.Timer, System.Timers.Timer, and System.Threading.Timer.
The development team designed System.Windows.Forms.Timer specifically for use within a rich client user interface. Programmers can drag it onto a form as a nonvisual control and regulate the behavior from within the […]
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Getting started with Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern using Windows Presentation Framework (WPF)

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September 19, 2017 / No Comment

The Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) is built to take full advantage of the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. Though it is possible to create WPF applications without using the MVVM pattern, a little investment in learning can make building WPF applications much simpler.
If you are just getting started with WPF I would suggest taking a look at this getting started guide.
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: C#, WPF

C# 7.0: Tuples Explained

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July 27, 2017 / No Comment

Back in November, in the Connect() special issue of MSDN Magazine, I provided an overview of C# 7.0 in which I introduced tuples. Click here for the overview. In this blog I delve into tuples again, covering the full breadth of the syntax options.
To begin, let’s consider the question:
Why tuples?
On occasion, you’ll likely find it useful to […]
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