Articles Written by Mark Strawmyer

.NET Framework: Collections and Generics

The original release of the .NET Framework included collections as .NET was introduced to the Microsoft programming world. The .NET Framework 2.0 introduced generics to complement the System.Collections namespace and provide a more efficient and well performing option. Read on to learn more...

Timing Your C# Code with the Stopwatch Class

This article is a relatively straight forward C# tutorial about how to use a stopwatch in your C# programming in order to help track the execution time of your code. This approach is especially useful when tracking the responsiveness of ASP.NET service calls or integrations to third-party services.

Understanding and Using .NET Attributes

This article focuses on understanding attributes, whether it is default attributes that are already part of the .NET Framework or custom attributes you create for your own purposes as a .NET developer, and how to use them within your code.. The examples within will serve as a C# tutorial on attributes.

Conditional Compile Statements

Mark Strawmyer shows you how to use conditional compile statements in your C# and .NET code.

C# Coding Standards and Practices

Explore the often overlooked, but yet extremely valuable art of coding standards and practices, including a definition of common areas, along with links to examples.

.NET Framework: Use Your Own Cache Wrapper to Help Performance

See how you can use the .NET framework to create your own wrapper classes in C# programming to help boost your application performance when accessing a bunch of reference or other look-up type data that you frequently use.

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