Pretty cool tool! I’ve been thinking about starting a blog called “Code Nazi”, and this tool is just up my alley! Will test real soon!
Worth reading if you’re doing any presentations. I’m looking forward to hearing Scott speak at NDC2008 this summer.
Derik Whittaker has been running a series of XPath/XLinq comparions and in his last post he compares the performance of the two. The results were quite interesting and surprising to say the least. XLinq is actually 3 times faster when searching for a value in an Xml document! I haven’t done any performance testing like this myself (I will!), but this looks very promising. In Deriks tests it looks like XDocument loads a little slower that XmlDocument, perhaps that loss is in part what improves the performance when searching? I’m thinking maybe they added “indexes” or something similar in XDocument… Anyway, it looks like XLinq is the way to go when manipulating and searching in Xml documents.
Well done! I really like the Mono project, they are working with Novell and Microsoft to recreate the .Net framework on other platforms than Windows. That’s a good thing in my book. Microsoft, I believe, should contribute more to this.
I’ve always struggeled with RegExp. Every time I need one I have to use a tool and then carefully create it. Painful. But today I discovered a new project: Readable Regular Expressions. I basically uses Linq syntax to create the regexp for you! Pretty cool!