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    Everyone is entitled to broad opinion

    I had an interesting dispute with my colleague weather to use only qualified type names in code or not. He insisted that we should not use the using directive to introduce a namespace but to write the fully qualified name every time it is necessary. I had quite opposite opinion but I agreed to give it a try. So I started to write public class MyClass { public static void Main() { System.Console.WriteLine("Foo"); } } instead of using System; public class MyClass { public static void Main() { Console.WriteLine("Foo"); } } Unfortunately over time it proofed no value to me. I was not happy with this rule, but I thought…

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    MTS 2008, Warsaw, Poland

    Microsoft Technology Summit 2008 (8th and 9th November), the biggest  Microsoft technology event in Poland went quite well. It was my first MTS and I was trying not to expect anything special. And indeed I haven’t experienced anything  earth shaking but altogether it was quite interesting and a good investment of time. I surely learned a few new things and meet interesting people there. I was astonished by the sheer number of attendees that gathered in there. I presume the old communist “castle” in the center of Warsaw the “Palace of Culture and Science” was the only place to accommodate this whole crowd, but it is not a cushy place.…