Software Development Articles
In this section you will find home-grown tips, tricks, and tools to help in every-day software development.
Tidying C# code
I created a macro that automatically aligns variable declarations for readability. Example:
private int _numberOfSharks; // Does not include dolphins private double _watts; // Power of each laser private List<string> _sharkNames;
SQL Server and related
How to restore access to a SQL Server if you are administrator who has been locked-out
Some fun with WPF
Explore creating rounded progress bars in WPF, then combine it with 2D effects to turn it into a very HOT WPF control.
List of all exceptions and delegates in the .NET Framework
Keyboard support in Visual Studio .NET
If you are new to Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and are having trouble with the new keyboard shortcuts, you aren't the only one. Check out my .NET keyboard shortcuts list. It also serves as a starting point for learning how to use the new scripting tools.
While working on several cross-platform libraries, I created a tutorial on programming using POSIX threads on Linux. This is an introduction for someone new to threading in general, or experienced with Windows threads but not POSIX threads.
In college, I wrote a paper on Near Minimal Perfect Hashing which compares various types of hash tables, including a perfect hash.