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Why you should care about Boxing and Unboxing

Most people probably will not run into a situation where boxing and unboxing are going to really matter in their applications, others do. Read this post to see how a module’s heap usage went from 103MB to 16MB.

Take the TagLib.ByteVector class. It serializes many formats of data into a collection of bytes. [...]

Free Online Book: Introduction to Microsoft’s IL - C# to IL

Wanted to learn Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) but didn’t know where to start? Go read this book online for free and start learning now. Below is a stolen chunk of the book’s intro chapter.

The .NET languages are growing more pervasive by each passing day. We, therefore decided to explore the world [...]