Jon Skeet (jon.skeet)

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Jon Skeet is a C# and Java developer currently working at Google in the UK. For many years he has been a frequent poster in technical newsgroups, and has been awarded as a C# MVP by Microsoft since 2003. His C# web site contains some of the most frequently referenced articles on topics such as singleton implementations and parameter passing. He was a member of the writing team for "Groovy in Action" in 2007, and his first solo book, "C# in Depth", came out in May 2008. Jon is interested in tracking how languages and platforms are evolving to blend imperative and functional styles of programming, as well as providing more support for parallelism. While his "day job" is programming in Java, Jon is a C# developer at heart. In his 20% time at Google he is currently working on a C# port of the recently open-sourced "Protocol Buffers" serialization framework.

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on 5/25/2019 9:45 AM
This morning I tweeted this: Just found a C# 8 nullable reference types warning in Noda Time. Fixing it by changing Foo(x, x?.Bar) to Foo(x, x?.Bar!) which looks really dodgy… anyone want to guess why it’s okay? This attracted more interest than I expecte[...]
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on 3/27/2019 6:20 AM
Note: this is a pretty long post. If you’re not interested in the details, the conclusion at the bottom is intended to be read in a standalone fashion. There’s also a related blog post by Lau Taarnskov – if you find this one difficult to read for whatever[...]
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on 3/17/2019 11:17 AM
Side-note: this may be one of the clumsiest titles I’ve ever written for a blog post. But it does what it says on the tin. Oh, and the space after “ASP” in “ASP .NET Core” everywhere it to avoid auto-linking. While I could use a different dot or a zero-wi[...]
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on 2/10/2019 9:08 AM
Background: Noda Time and C# 8 Note: this blog post was written based on experimentation with Visual Studio 2019 preview 2.2. It’s possible that some of the details here will change over time. C# 8 is nearly here. At least, it’s close enough to being “her[...]
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on 9/18/2018 11:16 PM
This is more of a quick, explanatory “heads-up” post than anything else. On March 31st 2018, I started an experiment: I created a new Stack Overflow user called “Daisy Shipton” with no picture and a profile that just read “Love coding in C#” (or similar).[...]
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