Check it out, I've got a new blog...
Oh but that's right, you don't even know me... Let's start again.

So... Introductions..

My name is Rory Becker. I'm a .Net developer based out of Poole in the Uk.

For the last few years I've been a member of 'DX-Squad' - "A volunteer group of advanced users supporting DevExpress' tools/component technologies and development community".This means I spent a bunch of time hanging out in the IDE Tools Forums and on Twitter, trying to help people make the most of DevExpress' IDE Tools. (CodeRush, CodeRush Xpress, RefactorPro and the DXCore). I also founded the 'CodeRush and DXCore Community Plugins' site on which you will find a bunch of 3rd party, completely open source plugins for CodeRush (Pro and Xpress). I was even involved in writing some of them.

Just recently, my luck took a serious turn for the better, when I had the amazing good fortune to get hired by DevExpress as a 'CodeRush Community Evangelist'. Now that does sound impressive doesn't it.

Some of you might already be familiar with my personal blog, but now I have this nice shiny new space to play in, my posts are going to look so much more professional. Well that's the plan at least.

So 'What can we expect from this new blog?', I hear you say.

'Good question', says I.

Honestly I'm not entirely sure, but I think it's a fairly safe bet that we'll see some CodeRush, some Refactoring and no doubt some DXCore plugins from time to time.

I want to help you get the most out of our IDE products. I'm going do Videos, Tutorials, Hints and Tips....Did I mention plugins? :).

I'll still be hanging out in the forums and on Twitter, happy to answer questions when I can, and pass them on to the real experts when needed. You can even reach me via my ever-so-shiny-and-new email address (roryb@devexpress.com)

As I said, this is all very new, and I'm not entirely certain what this will evolve into, but do I hope you'll join me in finding out :)

Let's explore the world of CodeRush together, and become more productive in the process.

12 comment(s)
James S K Makumbi


Congrats Dude. Finally one of us has infiltrated devexpress!! No if only you could help with XAF too.

8 July, 2010

Congrats etc.

As a universal subscriber who either does not install or unloads DX (in VS) because I find CR/RP intrusive and slow, could you focus on some "top 10 reasons why your life will be better if you use CR and RP" type posts...

BTW that is not meant to sound negative - I would love to see why I should be using it -  I am paying for it, after all!

PS If you're ever in London, you can drop by and show me!!!

8 July, 2010
Rory Becker - DevExpress

@James Thanks man, but I think you're better of talking to Gary  (@GaryShort - DevExpress) or Apostolis Bekiaris

(@tolisss - DX-Squad) about XAF :)

@Jasha Sounds like a great idea for a post.

As for your other issues, CodeRush should not be slow. Contact support and we'll see if we can't figure out why you're having issues there. As for 'intrusive', come post in the forum (community.devexpress.com/.../115.aspx), we'll have a chat about what it is you feel gets in your way, and see if we can't help tune things to your liking :)

8 July, 2010
Eric Harmon_1

Congratulations, Rory, you definitely deserve this.

8 July, 2010

congrats Rory.. your efforts have been appreciated by many!

8 July, 2010
Callon Campbell

Congratulations Rory, sounds like an awesome opportunity. I continue to look forward reading your blog posts. Keep up the excellent job.

8 July, 2010
Jeff Donnici_1

Congrats, Rory... here's an idea for a blog series -- go through the CR/R! "Options" window tree and do a post on EVERY one of them. There's your content for the next 6-8 months. ;-)

Seriously, there's a lot in there that isn't covered in the docs and some of it takes a lot of trial-and-error to figure out. Some would be quick posts (e.g., Smart Enter), while others would likely get more involved (e.g., Code Style -> Default Names... I have no idea how to use that).

The CR/R! team is obviously busy adding features and improving performance, so it's cool to see DX invest in having someone preach the word and help folks get the most out of it.

Good luck,


8 July, 2010
Joe Hendricks

Awesome, congrats!

Can you do a chocolate CR plug-in next? ..or maybe a beer plugin?


8 July, 2010
Christopher Todd

Congrats Rory! I don't use any of the DXCore stuff, but I will definitely read your blogs.

8 July, 2010
Mark Chimes

Congratulations Rory!

I love your work and I think you and DX are a great fit.

I second Jeff's request for posts on the Options tree!

Cheers from Down Under :-)

8 July, 2010

Just wanted to pass along my congratulations -- belated though they may be. You couldn't ask for a better group of people to be working with!


4 August, 2010
Rory Becker - DevExpress

@Dustin Thanks man. If any one out there would know, it would be you. :)

In other news... Dustin has apparently cracked cloning and there are at least 3 of him running around. This explains why he is so good at what he does :)

Dustin you wouldn't care to share said secret. There are definitely times when I could do with 1 or 2 extra Rory's to help out :)

4 August, 2010

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