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Mark Butenko

Marc Butenko is a Computer Systems Analyst for the Montana Department of Transportation, and writes applications for various engineering groups using Visual Basic .NET. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science.

Marc's Visual Basic experience covers everything from VB4 (16-bit) to Visual Basic .NET and he enjoys beta testing software for major software companies. He says that it's always nice to find someone else's bugs and let them fix them, and gives him a great opportunity to get experience with a wide variety of software.

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» Serialization in .NET
Published 01/07/2004 | XML | Rating:
There are countless situations when you would like to save the data for later retrieval, but don't need the overhead or complexity of access to a full database. There are many ways to do this, but several of them are subject to a lot of extra code (work) and extra time spent debugging. With .NET, there is now an easy way to add this functionality to your code with only a few lines of easily tested code. This easy way is called serialization... [read article...]