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One of the most important aspects of an application is usability. Designing your application to make the end-user’s job easy is challenging and not very easy to do. Some developers call this idiot-proofing your application, but I’m sure that there are more subtle ways to put this. Many good applications that rely on a database for storage, allow you to enter those connection details at installation time. Purushotham Agaraharam shows us how to do just that.

Then Scott Hanselman discusses Portable Class Libraries and this makes for some very interesting reading. PCL’s are really an exciting feature of .NET and one that has been blogged about endlessly. So there are many resources out there for any developer interested in PCL’s. Be sure to start with Scott’s post below.

Lastly, there is a new blog in town folks! TechSocial is an awesome new technology blog where you can get your Tech fix. Read today’s article on Bitcoin written by Jeffrey Denning. If you want to learn more about Bitcoin (which is a bit vague for many of us I’m sure), check out his excellent article. Have a great Thursday today. Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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Dirk Strauss
Dirk is a Software Developer from South Africa. He loves all things Technology and is slightly addicted to Jimi Hendrix. Apart from writing code, he also enjoys authoring books and articles. "I love sharing knowledge and connecting with people from around the world. It's the diversity that makes life so beautiful." Dirk feels very strongly that pizza is simply not complete without Tabasco, that you can never have too much garlic, and that cooking the perfect steak is an art he has almost mastered.

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