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Interviewing Your Next Boss: Putting the Programming Lead on the Hot Seat

Should developers interview the tech leads to whom they'll report?Developers have an advantage over most professions in hiring: You can audition prospective team members. You might do so in a casual quiz format ("How would you solve this programming problem?"), or you might arrange for a full day of pair programming. But at the end of the day, the development team and the candidate both have some sense of the other's actual skill set....

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Observation: Selected value behaviour of the DropDown list control

Today at work I observed a quite "nice" behaviour of the ASP.net DropDown list control. We usually have some kind of databinding mechanism for binding our domain model onto the UI. I was currently implementing / configuring the connections between UI elements and the appropriate model properties. The UI contained several, acutally three, DropDown controls, all of them having the same list of provinces as their data. After I connected...

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Updating Detached Entities With LINQ To Entities

When working with the ObjectContext in LINQ To Entities, a lot of operations are easily performed as long as you work with the same ObjectContext instance: You can retrieve entities from storage by selecting them; update or delete these entities and create new entities, and the ObjectContext will keep track of all this for you, so the changes are correctly applied to the store when you call SaveChanges. This is all well and good, but...