The Stack and the Heap – the C++ Way or the C# Way?

Last week, in our article about “How Not to Code”, we mentioned in passing concepts of the frame, also called the stack, and the heap.  I’m not sure if the stack and the heap are supposed to be philosophies of … Read More

How Not To Code, for Software Engineers

If you have ever taken a programming class in college or been on a job interview as a prospective programmer, you have likely been subjected to intentionally confusing code segments and given the task of determining what they do. Sometimes … Read More

Creating a Single-Instance Application in C#

In Visual Basic, there is a checkbox on the application settings form for “Make single instance application”.  If this checkbox is checked, then subsequent attempts to launch your application are ignored. If you hit the “View Application Events” button, you … Read More