Bill Hatfield

18 articles

Python Study Guide: Storing Things in Python: Working with Python Built-In and Core Data Types

Applications of all kinds, from boring business apps to the coolest games, are all about gathering, storing, manipulating, and presenting data. Here, you'll discover...

Python Study Guide: Your New Home: Python IDLE

Now that you've downloaded and installed Python, it's time to continue your studies. You can program in Python using any editor/development environment your like....

Python Study Guide: Downloading and Installing Python

In "Python Study Guide: Installing Python," the first article of this series, you learned the basics of installing Python. In this article, I'll walk...

Python Study Guide: Installing Python

Want to learn Python? Who wouldn't want to learn a programming language whose name was inspired by Monty Python's Flying Circus! There are plenty...

Writing Code that Writes Code

Microsoft’s T4 technology makes it possible - even fun - to write programs that, well, write programs! You tell the template how to generate...

The New Xamarin 3: Is it Time to Take the Dive?

Mobile Development today is what Web development was in the late 90’s – it’s what all the cool kids are doing! However if you’ve...

When to Pass VB.NET Arguments as Reference Types Versus Value Types

As you know, data types in the .NET Framework come in two varieties: value types and reference types. Likewise, you can pass any argument...

Creating VB.NET Public Methods That Accept Optional Arguments

When you create a public method that will be frequently used by a variety of different clients in many different contexts, it is best...

Building an Employee Factory in VB.NET

Usually, when you want to create a new object, you just use VB's trusty New keyword along with the class you want to instantiate,...

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