Articles Written by Paul Kimmel

Visualizing LINQ Sequences with GDI+

Discover a utility for quickly obtaining and managing rectangles within rectangles. The rectangles then can be used to do things such as manage the layout of dynamically generated forms or visualize LINQ queries.

XML Documents from Comments

Intellisense is a programmer's best friend. The framework is too big to memorize, but Intellisense can make finding things manageable. Extend Intellisense into your own code with XML comments in Visual Studio 8 and 9.

OP-ED: Monday Morning Quarterbacking Is Alive and Well

A Monday morning quarterback is a person who, after the event, offers advice or criticism concerning decisions made by others; or, one who second guesses. Too many Monday morning quarterbacks on Sunday evening can screw up your Focus IQ. Learn what "Focus IQ" is, why you want the score as high as possible, and how to get it there.

Exploring Lambda Expression Trees

Gain an understanding of the difference between Lambda Expressions generated as code and those generated as expression trees. Explore the expression tree and briefly touch on how API developers uses expression trees to convert expressions to other forms, such as to T-SQL.

OP-ED: Do You Hear the Sirens' Song?

Everyone has ideas about how to build software. Explore some common fallacies and collect some hints that may help you along the way. All of the ideas are the opinion of the author (who is sometimes wrong).

Lambda Expressions and Currying in VB9

C++ programmers aren't the only ones who can write code so obtuse that it's nearly indecipherable. Now, VB9 programmers can compete with obscure code by using Lambda Expressions and Currying. But, is this a good thing? Explore Lambda Expressions and Currying, but the jury is still out whether or not currying is a good thing. It's definitely cool.

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