Author: Dariusz Pawlukiewicz

To var or not to var?

Recently, I had quite an interesting discussion about var keyword in C#. Basically, my interlocutor tried to convince me that using var we drastically reduce code readability, so we should only use that together with anonymous types. He also mentioned...

2 years of experience required…

Once a while, recruiters from the company I work at, ask me whether I have some friend (developer) who’s looking for a job. Typically, this kind of dialogue looks something like: Recruiter: „Hey Darek! I have a great job offer for...

Why do we need async keyword in C#?

Last Tuesday, I had a talk in Wrocław about async/await in C# (thanks once again, you rock!). At some point, I asked the audience seemingly simple question. Why do we need async keyword at all? When I look at the...

private protected in C#?

A few days ago I watched a very interesting talk from NDC given by Jon Skeet, Kathleen Dollard and Rob Conery. Around 41:15 minute Kathleen said something very interesting about protected internal: […] if you say protected internal then that...

Preparing GitHub repository for open source

Lots of developers do pet projects besides their job. Things are pretty straightforward when you work alone. You code some functionality, then commit the changes and push it to the repository like GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitlab. Simple is that. But...

Done is better than perfect

A few days ago, I watched an excellent talk by Erik Meijer called „The hacker way„. In a nutshell, he presented an opposite approach to Agile called Hacker Way which is successfully used by Facebook. The idea is very simple...

Working with snippets in Visual Studio Code

Last night I started working on my new tech presentation which is going to consist mostly on live demos. Because of limited time (which is usually about 50 minutes) and few topics to discuss, I decided to use code snippets...