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Is WinForms Dead?

Looking at the Established Choice vs. the New UIs Windows Forms or WinForms has been around since the beginning of .NET (and before that with VB6) so the question makes sense. We have WPF and UWP now so why would we ever create a WinForm project? It seems like WinForms is only for legacy support.

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SOLID in C#

The SOLID principles are a great starting point for identifying how to build a loosely-coupled, easy-to-maintain application. Let’s look at each one in order: Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) Open Closed Principle (OCP) Liskov Substitution Principle (LSP) Interface Segregation Principle (ISP) Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP)

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Should I Use Entity Framework?

My answer is typically “No”. Now, “real” programmers often think I’m an idiot and database administrators typically cheer but there is much more nuance than either camp wants to admit so let’s talk briefly about what should go into this choice. But before I do, If you would rather watch this content, this video will cover most of the same content: [https://youtu.

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Which Certifications Should I Get as a C# Developer?

Showing Off Your C# Skills Let’s start off by saying that getting a certification is not typically the best way to show a potential employer that you are a good candidate. There are a lot of better ways to do that. The problem with certifications is that people study for the test instead of actually learning how to do the work.

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How To Learn C# Well

Have you ever felt like there might be gaps in your C# education? Maybe you have been working on intermediate or advanced topics but then find out that you missed something basic. Or maybe you are just now trying to learn C# for the first time and you aren’t sure what to learn in what order.

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C# Work Experience

How do you get work experience in a language you just learned like C#? That is a question I get a lot. It really seems like a “chicken and egg”-type of problem. In order to get C# work experience, you need to be employed but in order to be employed, you need work experience.

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