DevMavens

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n.  A person who has special knowledge or experience;
an expert.

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n.  An expert developer with great influence.

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Steve Smith | ardalis | 14 Aug 2019 12:46

Using Multiple Solutions in Visual StudioSubscribe to ardalis

Steve Smith writes "....I’ve given this advice quite a number of times so I figured it was time to put it into an online article. If you’re a .NET developer you probably use or have used Visual Studio. Visual Studio has two kinds of project organization file..."
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Using Multiple Solutions in Visual Studio
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 13 Aug 2019 21:29

I miss Microsoft EncartaSubscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....Microsoft Encarta came out in 1993 and was one of the first CD-ROMs I had. It stopped shipping in 2009 on DVD. I recently found a disk and was impressed that it installed just perfectly on my latest Window 10 machine and runs nicely. Encarta existed..."
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I miss Microsoft Encarta
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 08 Aug 2019 23:13

The PICO-8 Virtual Fantasy Console is an idealized constrained modern day game makerSubscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....I love everything about PICO-8. It's a fantasy gaming console that wants you - and the kids in your life and everyone you know - to make games! How cool is that? You know the game Celeste? It's available on every platform, has one every award and is..."
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The PICO-8 Virtual Fantasy Console is an idealized constrained modern day game maker
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 08 Aug 2019 12:00

The big red sales buttonSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....I used the term “Big Red Sales Button” in a previous post, and got a question about it. You can see an illustration of that on the right.The Big Red Sales Button (BRSB from now on) is a metaphor used to discuss how sales can impact an organization...."
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The big red sales button
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Steve Smith | ardalis | 07 Aug 2019 13:33

Minimize new in Automated TestsSubscribe to ardalis

Steve Smith writes "....Automated tests have gained a lot of acceptance in recent years. Not long ago, many organizations bristled at the notion of having their expensive developers spend time writing code that wasn’t actually going to ship to production, but instead..."
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Minimize new in Automated Tests
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Scott Allen | OdeToCode by K. Scott Allen | 07 Aug 2019 12:21

Think Twice Before Returning null Subscribe to OdeToCode by K. Scott Allen

Scott Allen writes "....Let’s say you are working in the kitchen and preparing a five-course meal. A five-course meal is a considerable amount of work, but fortunately, you have an assistant who can help you with the mise en place. You’ve asked your assistant to cube some..."
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Think Twice Before Returning null
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 07 Aug 2019 12:00

Architecture for humansSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....I run across the follow on Twitter:for legacy systems/monoliths, if you want to understand the real business processes, look for the fields named: - "Comments" - "Description" - "Notes"and any generic data field of type text/nvarchar(max)— Jimmy..."
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Architecture for humans
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 06 Aug 2019 22:39

Good, Better, Best - creating the ultimate remote worker webcam setup on a budgetSubscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....I've been a remote worker and an occasional YouTuber for well over a decade. I'm always looking for a better setup because the goal is clear - how can I interact with you and my co-workers in a way that has high-enough fidelity that I don't need to..."
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Good, Better, Best - creating the ultimate remote worker webcam setup on a budget
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 05 Aug 2019 12:00

RavenDB Cloud Webinar postedSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....You can watch the RavenDB Cloud webinar here:..."
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RavenDB Cloud Webinar posted
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 01 Aug 2019 20:22

Dotnet Depends is a great text mode development utility made with Gui.csSubscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....I love me some text mode. ASCII, ANSI, VT100. Keep your 3D accelerated ray traced graphics and give me a lovely emoji-based progress bar. Miguel has a nice thing called Gui.cs and I bumped into it in an unexpected and lovely place. There are..."
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Featured Maven

Scott Hanselman is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. He was also involved in the MVP and Regional Director programs and is an avid speaker on the topic of computing.

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) Sometimes people ask me why I'm not on Facebook or G+. I was already an AOL user once, why would I do that again? http://t.co/ncbuusrx 2502 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo no child, even my own, is enough to get me on Facebook. I'll go to my grave without an account. I'm Just Not That Into Zuckerberg. 2502 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo I don't have a Facebook account, no plans to start one. Or G+ for that matter. But, I do watch TV! Well, downloaded TV. Sort of. 2502 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo looks like "log in - Facebook" to me 2502 days ago from web


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Julia Gillard's Speech Over Opposition's Sexism, Misogyny: http://t.co/696ULgfy via @youtube 2502 days ago from Tweet Button


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Ha! http://t.co/ofThpizS 2502 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy This is as if Creative Commons was preventing you from using Photoshop. 2502 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy http://t.co/9Sf85PXD "CAD files must be provided, it must use formats unencumbered by closed licenses" 2502 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's the case with lots of things the FSF does. I appreciate some of what they do for freedom of speech but man they're extreme. 2502 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's according to http://t.co/QAdf1k2y 2502 days ago from TweetDeck