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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Top 7 reasons C# is better than VB.NET

I know this is preaching to the converted but in case your boss or some other developers you know are still stuck on VB.NET. Here is a list of reasons why C# is better than VB.NET.

  1. In C# the line ends when I type the semicolon. Allowing you to write all your code on one line of the need is required
  2. Features for VB.NET such as MVC are written and available in C# first then VB.
  3. Most third party control libraries that supply source code are in C# so any bug fixes you need to make will require C# coding
  4. Comments in C# are just better. Its easier to read them when not using Visual Studio
  5. Microsoft codes a majority of their stuff in C#
  6. You can more easily access the API from C#. No need for Declare statements
  7. Most C# developers can code VB but less VB developers can code C#.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Calgary Code Camp Announcement!

I went to the Toronto Code Camp and it was really good. I recommend if you are a serious .NET developer that you go and take part and possibly present. Its free so the price could not be better. You can connect with other developers, and learn what others are doing in the field. Below is the actual event posting:

Announcing the second annual Calgary Code Camp! In case you weren't there last year, you might be wondering, "What is a Code Camp?" Simply put, a Code Camp is a developer event by and for the developer community. You get a full day of developer-focused content created by fellow developers. You'll see code, code, and more code. The sessions will cover a wide variety of topics, including .NET, ASP.NET, Windows Forms, MonoRail, TDD, NHibernate, Castle Windsor, WCF, Mono, Software Factories, XNA, CAB, mock objects, continuous integration, and much more.

The price for the event is the same as last year - COMPLETELY FREE! A full day of code and fun with cool door prizes for absolutely nothing.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 28, 2007 from 8:00am - 5:30pm

Location: MacEwan Conference Centre (University of Calgary)


If you are interested in attending this event, sign-up now at

I am here in Toronto so I will not see you there so I hope you will email the Guild and tell us what you thought.

Please pass this on to all the C# developers you know. For more information please email me at

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The C# (csharp) Guild is born like a pheonix from the ashes of C++

In the beginning was the Commodore 64 and the creator thought it was good.They formed the "MLX Guild" where they could share their series of numbers thatthey typed religiously from their Compute Gazette magazines.

Soon came bigger and better creations like the Commodore Amega and people startedplaying with sound and visuals. Thus the cult reformed as the "Amega Guild".

As time went on other cults burned and reformed like a pheonix, refining itself on its journey. The "Pascal Guild", the "C Guild", the "C++ Guild".

Finally it reaches its perfection, "C# (csharp) Guild" is born.

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