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 4/21/2018 8:52 AM
This blog post is effectively a log of my experience with the preview of the C# 8 nullable reference types feature. There are lots of caveats here: it’s mostly “as I go along” so there may well be backtracking. I’m not advising the right thing to do, as I[...]
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on 4/13/2018 9:11 AM
I started writing a blog post about versioning in July 2017. I’ve mostly abandoned it, because I think the topic is too vast for a single post. It potentially needs a whole site/wiki/repository devoted to it. I hope to come back to it at some point, becau[...]
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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 lon[...]
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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 modifie[...]
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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.[...]
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