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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).

When OOP Becomes POO

Many people who understand OOP well enough to use it are trying to create it too. Paul Kimmel says that's often when OOP becomes POO.

Has Visual Basic Lost Its Way?

Paul Kimmel says the next big paradigm shift in programming will be based on .NET. Find out what he predicts VB's role will be in this coming change, and why he wonders whether Microsoft dropped the ball with VB.NET.

It Is a Matter of State

Learn about the State pattern, which permits an object to change its behavior dynamically by changing its internal state, creating the illusion that the object has changed.

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Creating Images from Scratch in C#

Creating Images from Scratch in C#

Because it's often easier to address pixels/cells directly than to use Windows Forms or something similar, it's very often simpler to manipulate raw pixel data directly.

Boxing and Unboxing in VB.NET

Boxing and Unboxing in VB.NET

The concepts of boxing and unboxing data might be second nature for many, but for newbies it's worth covering. And, the "old hands" may learn something new, as well.

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