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TechDays Belgium 2012
Next month, the TechDays edition 2012 (14-15-16 february) will take place in Belgium. The last three years, the event passed in Antwerp, but now they are moving to a new location. Kinepolis Imagibraine in Braine l'Alleud (Eigenbrakel).The location isn't that important.The hard thing will be, to pick out the most interesting sessions, because there any many sessions in the same time-blocks. Here is a list of some sessions, i'll certainly attend:Introducing Windows Runtime in Windows 8What's new in ......

Posted On Friday, January 6, 2012 1:55 PM

SignalR: example chat application
I remember myself a tweet from Scott Hanselman a couple of months ago, where he asked us to check out a small application he wrote. As one of the first testers of his new "thing", I was interested but there were no documentation or libs available yet. A couple of days a go, I read a blogpost from Maarten Balliauw about SignalR. (Maarten's blog). Because I allready heard about SignalR a couple of months ago, I had to develop a very small application to test how it really works. 1. Install SignalR ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 8:44 AM

Just to remember: new Guid() != Guid.NewGuid()

Just to remember:


when you want a new guid:

Dim g As New Guid()

--> the value of g is empty

Just call:

Dim g As Guid = Guid.NewGuid()

and everything works fine!

Posted On Friday, May 13, 2011 10:30 AM

Paging using Linq
Last, I needed a function to add paging. The first problem I had, was how to this. A couple of seconds later, I allready had a solution to this problem: Linq Skip and take will do the trick. list<t>.Skip(_howMany... This won't crash if you pass one of both statements. It will just return the result. source.Skip(startRowIndex).... I've created an extension method to use this function. VB Module LinqHelpers <System.Runtime.Compiler... ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:22 PM

Code Retreat Belgium
Last saturday I participated the Code Retreat organised by There were 6 code retreats at the same moment arround the world. In Belgium, UK, Spain, USA and 2 in Romania. We all had the same challenge, to implement the Conway's Game of Life. By writing beautiful code, using TDD . For me, TDD is a new thing. I allready read about it, but thinking in a TDD way is really different and difficult. I met interesting people, and it was great to skype with the other Code Retreat around the world. ......

Posted On Sunday, May 8, 2011 10:22 PM

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