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Mike McIntyre

I am a system architect, developer, and project manager for aZ Software Developers, LLP.

I feel very lucky because my work at aZ Software Developers allows me the time to be an active mentor, trainer, and coach in the Microsoft .NET technical community.

DevCity is my favorite community site. Click to see my DevCity profile -> Mike McIntyre

 

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» SubMain CodeIt.Right 1.0
Published 03/10/2008 | Reviews | Rating:

CodeIt.Right is a code analysis tool with a welcome twist - it can automatically fix the code issues it finds.

You can use CodeIt.Right in the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE to find AND automatically fix code issues in C# and Visual Basic code. Perform static code analysis with configurable rule sets to find code issues. Automatically fix code issues all at once, in groups, or one-at-a-time.

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» Exception Hunter 1.0
Published 01/03/2008 | Software Reviews | Rating:

To help developers write high-quality .NET code Red-Gate Software has released Exception Hunter. Exception Hunter is a compile-time tool that analyzes .NET code and identifies what unhandled exceptions the code can throw.

Preventing application exceptions that can be prevented and handling application exceptions that can not be prevented – are important aspects of a writing high-quality .NET code.

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» Evolving to VB.NET. Part 5 - Creating YOUR Top 10 Reasons to Adopt Visual Basic .NET
Published 09/05/2005 | Upgrading | Rating:
This is the fifth installment of an article which discusses evolving to VB.NET from a previous version of Visual Basic. This article continues where part four left off - presenting even more .NET features that MAY be of use to you. Read Part Three of this article to understand why these features are being presented. [read article...]
» Evolving to VB.NET. Part 4 - Creating YOUR Top 10 Reasons to Adopt Visual Basic .NET
Published 09/04/2005 | Upgrading | Rating:
This is the fourth in a series of articles which discuss evolving to VB.NET from a previous version of Visual Basic. This article continues where Part three left off, by presenting more .NET features that MAY be of use to you. Read Part three to understand why these features are being presented. [read article...]
» Evolving to VB.NET. Part 3 - Finding YOUR Top 10 Reasons to Adopt Visual Basic .NET
Published 09/03/2005 | Upgrading | Rating:
This is the third in a series of articles which discuss evolving to VB.NET from a previous version of Visual Basic. [read article...]
» Evolving to VB.NET. Part 2 - Making the Decision to Evolve
Published 09/02/2005 | Upgrading | Rating:
This is the second in a series of articles which discuss evolving to VB.NET from a previous version of Visual Basic. [read article...]
» Evolving to VB.NET
Published 09/01/2005 | Upgrading | Rating:
This is the first in a series of articles which will discuss evolving to VB.NET from a previous version of Visual Basic. [read article...]
» ANTS Profiler 2.0 Product Review
Published 01/28/2005 | Reviews Product Showcase | Rating:

ANTS Profiler version 2.0, released November 2004, adds extremely easy to use memory profiling plus new ways to analyze profiling results – all for the same low price as the original ANTS Profiler version 1.0....

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» A Practical Introduction to OOP. Part 1 - You ARE an OOP Programmer!
Published 01/22/2004 | .NET Newbie | Rating:
(updated) Microsoft.NET raises the bar on what you need to know to be a good VB programmer. The simple use of OOP (object oriented programming) you learned using previous versions of VB and the simple things you have learned to do with VB.NET are not enough to master the .NET Framework Class Library or to create powerful objects of your own. However, there is good news. It is not hard to increase your OOP programming skills. You will need to learn a just a few new concepts, study some examples, and put what you learn to work. Let's get started … [read article...]
» .netCHARTING
Published 09/19/2003 | Reviews Software Reviews | Rating:
.NET Expert Mike McIntyre recently put .netCHARTING 2.0 from Corporate Web Solutions through a thorough test. He summarizes his opinion by saying "As an experienced developer I found this product easy to use. It worked without any problems in my test application. It is now a strong member of my charting tools collection. I will use this tool first when I need to push the charting envelope in terms of chart appearance and data manipulation." Read more ... [read article...]
» ANTS Profiler
Published 07/25/2003 | Reviews Software Reviews | Rating:
Without any prior experience it took me less than 15 minutes to find an ADO.NET code bottleneck in a Windows Application using ANTS Profiler. In that time I installed ANTS Profiler, used ANTS Profiler to run the application to gather a profile, and drilled down into the slowest procedures to locate the problem code. Read more ... [read article...]
» Manage Unmanaged Resources and Memory With VB.NET
Published 06/15/2003 | .NET Framework | Rating:
The .NET Framework's Common Language Runtime, through its Garbage Collector, provides memory management services your VB.NET application. In three situations your program must do some housekeeping before the GC can do its job. [read article...]
» ORM.NET
Published 05/20/2003 | Software Reviews | Rating:
ORM.NET is an Object Relational mapping tool specifically designed for .NET developers. ORM.NET handles the translation of your data objects to and from a normalized SQL database. It does this by creating a data access layer (DAL) from your SQL database schema. The DAL becomes the bridge between your .NET data objects and the database. Read more ... [read article...]