Given most programming problems there is an almost endless number of ways to implement a solution for even the most simple task. One of those tasks that many take for granted is string manipulation. When talking to a friend recently about this it brought up the question of which method is faster and better performing. So I decided I needed to look at execution speeds and memory usage of three of the main string manipulation implementations; String.Format, StringBuilder and String Concatenation.
While some are quick to try and compare these two devices head to head there are a lot of basic differences between their core uses that needs to be taken into account before making a decision. Depending on what you want to do one may be a better option than the other.
The iPad is all the rage lately and despite my feelings about being tired of hearing about the iPad, I found myself wanting one. So I started to take a real look at the iPad and the other touch screen tablet devices that are poised to hit the market this year. So I put together a table to do a side by side comparison of several devices that have caught my eye. It should be noted that official/final specs for the devices other than the iPad haven’t been released.
I am a Sprint user, it’s not because I think their network is better than everyone else it’s because up until last October my cousin worked for Sprint. Because of the fact that she worked for Sprint I was able to get onto her employee plan which was a really sweet deal that could not be beat. I am still on a similar plan, discounted because I know a Sprint employee, but unlike the plan I was on it’s no longer dependent on employment. It’s also more expensive, although cheaper than comparative plans from other companies, and when I get a new phone I’ll be locked into a 2 year contract, so my next phone choice needs to be a careful one.