Nov 162011

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. Continue reading »

Apr 152011
While writing a large series of in-line if / else statements I came across a very fundamental question.  Which one is faster, in-line if / else statements or your standard if / else statement block?  No matter who I asked no one seemed to have a good answer, so I took it upon myself to find one.We can all probably agree that in-line if statements certainly take up less space and some may argue that the are much cleaner code.  And to be fair the more I’ve used in-line statements the more I’ve come to like them.  But the question still remained, in the realm of performance which one was faster. Continue reading »
Apr 072010

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. Continue reading »

Oct 092009

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. Continue reading »