Jon Skeet's blog articles

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on 3/17/2018 10:21 AM
This blog post was most directly provoked by this tweet from my friend Rob Conery, explaining why he’s giving up contributing on Stack Overflow. However, it’s been a long time coming. A while ago I started writing a similar post, but it got longer and longer without coming to any conclusion. I’m writing this one … Continue reading Stack Overflow Culture →
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on 3/2/2018 8:24 AM
Background There are three things you need to know to start with: Operations on read-only variables which are value types copy the variable value first. I’ve written about this before on this blog. C# 7.2 addresses this by introducing the readonly modifier for structs. See the language proposal for more details. I was touched to … Continue reading Implementing IXmlSerializable in readonly structs →
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on 11/28/2017 6:59 AM
For a while, I’ve been considering how useful nuget.org statistics are. I know there have been issues in the past around accuracy, but that’s not what I’m thinking about. I’ve been trying to work out what the numbers mean at all and whether that’s useful. I’ve pretty sure an older version of the nuget.org gallery … Continue reading NuGet package statistics →
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on 10/8/2017 2:02 PM
This is an odd one. I’m currently working on Cloud Firestore support for C#, and I’ve introduced a GeoPoint struct to represent a latitude/longitude pair, each being represented by a double. It implements IEquatable and overloads == and != in the obvious way. So far, so good, and I have working tests which have passed … Continue reading Diagnosing a Linux-only unit test failure →
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on 8/30/2017 7:50 AM
I do most of my work in the google-cloud-dotnet github repo (That’s the repo for the Google Cloud Client Libraries for .NET, just to get a quick bit of marketing in there.) We try to keep our build and test dependencies up to date, so I recently updated to the latest versions of Microsoft.NET.Test.Sdk and … Continue reading Diagnosing a VS-only build problem →
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