Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Books and Libraries

I'm very interested in writing rich libraries, and I always appreciate good structure and documentation.

Brad Abrams had a post about the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Vol 2. A book he co-authored. I read quite a bit of the the sample chapter that he linked to an it's an amazing. It's what MSDN could (and should) be. The code examples are simple, the say what other pieces of the Framework use the classes. You actually get to hear the reasons that things were designed or used a certain way.

Rumor has it that he'll have another book available by PDC time. I really enjoyed the set of related talks so I'm guessing that'll be a good read also.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


This is starting off a little bit slower than I would have liked, but more is comming.

So first a little background and/or history. My name is Michael Malinak. I'm a husband (to Terrie), father (to Chloe), and Software Engineer. I did most of my undergrad and then my grad work at Michigan State in computer science. After I finished up there I started working at TechSmith in May of 2002. For most of my time here, I've been working on SnagIt.

You'll also see Tony make an appearance here at some point. He and I met at MSU and have been friends since.