Visual
Basic Reference Counting vs. .NET Garbage Collection
.

My first article. “I work with a few developers that are in
the process of migrating from Visual Basic 6 to .NET. The
transition for them is huge, but ultimately, there are a few issues
that rear their heads more than any others. One of these issues is
resource acquisition, initialization and
cleanup.”[
ClrMnd — Matt
Kennedy
]

Matt showed up in my Referer logs today. We exchanged email
and it tuns out that myself and others here have inspired him to
start his. Cool! Welcome. Rss-subscribed.
[
Sam Gentile’s
Radio Weblog
]

I listened to most of
Chris Sells on
.NET
Rocks
this morning. It was mostly just interesting chat but the
one thing I did pick up that I hadn’t considered before was the
idea of putting System.Diagnostics.Debug.Assert(false) in the
finaliser for your IDisposable classes. This means that if you’re
using a debug build and you forget to call Dispose, you’ll
ultimately get an assertion failure to remind you when the GC
cleans up. I think this is helpful when moving to the GC
paradigm.