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There are several things a software developer can do to make his life much more difficult in the future. One day, some pieces of an old code may make us sorry we haven’t dedicated some more effort when we wrote it, so we have to pay attention and be careful. I am not talking about bad developers who always generate bad code because in those cases, every piece of their code is a disaster. Amit is talking about this issue in Terrible Code Examples – Methods From Hell. In this article I will point out some more .NET advanced issues that even the best developers have to be aware of. There are some things you can do which will cause some problems later on and you will be the one who have to handle with those issues. In other words, I will try to prevent you from shooting yourself in the foot.


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I am currently working on a project with a pluggable application (load plugins at runtime and execute them) that loads assemblies at runtime, using the Assembly.LoadFile() method. I wanted to test it using NUnit (feel free to read our 3 Ways to Run NUnit from Visual Studio post). Although, the code was functioning very well it always failed during the NUnit tests, always! It took me several days to understand what went wrong and I want to share you with my findings.


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