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user interface Icons: How does a developer with no design skill make his/her application icons look pretty?

user interface Icons: How does a developer with no design skill make his/her application icons look pretty?

I probably spend far too much time trying to make my visual interfaces look good, and while I'm pretty adept at finding the right match between usability and style one area I am hopeless at is making…


Hidden Features of C#?

This came to my mind after I learned the following from this question: where T:struct We, C# developers, all know the basics of C#. I mean declarations, conditionals, loops, operators, etc. Some of…



unit testing Unit test execution speed(how many tests per second?)

What kind of execution rate do you aim for with your unit tests(# test per second)? How long is too long for an individual unit test? I'd be interested in knowing if people have any specific thresh…


Can you share your secrets or best practices for Problem Solving?

I heard that Kent Beck who leads XP used so many color pencils to stimulate his brain when he needed to solve the problem. I tried Kent's method and it really worked for me. I don't know why. Do you…


64bit.NET Performance tuning

I know that.NET is JIT compiled to the architecture you are running on just before the app runs, but does the JIT compiler optimize for 64bit architecture at all? Is there anything that needs to b…


sql Favourite performance tuning tricks

When you have a query or stored procedure that needs performance tuning, what are some of the first things you try?…


Useful Eclipse features?

I have been using Eclipse as an IDE for a short amount of time(about 3 months of full use) and almost every day I learn about some shortcut or feature that I had absolutely no idea about. For instan…


unit testing Beginning TDD-Challenges? Solutions? Recommendations?

OK, I know there have already been questions about getting started with TDD.. However, I guess I kind of know the general concensus is to just do it,However, I seem to have the following problems g…


How do I REALLY reset the Visual Studio window layout?

I had a plugin installed in Visual Studio 2008, and it created some extra dockable windows. I have uninstalled it, and I can't get rid of the windows it created-I close them, but they always come b…


What generic techniques can be applied to optimize SQL queries?

What techniques can be applied effectively to improve the performance of SQL queries? Are there any general rules that apply?…




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