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Monthly Archives: November 2005

Guidelines for Test-Driven Development on MSDN removed after being revealed as incorrect – level 100

The article is removed now, but Microsoft’s guidelines for TDD have been removed after more than 400 people rated it with the lowest ranking possible (a 1).  It’s good to see my primary software vendor listening to the community.

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Visit the Code Camp wiki to find out what Code Camps are happening near you – level 100

Visit the Code Camp wiki to find out what Code Camps are happening near you.  There are several resources on this site: Code Camp Schedules Contributors How to organize a code camp Code Camp Manifesto

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Charlie Poole, lead developer of NUnit, had some interesting things to say – level 100

It’s an old interview, but timeless tips.  Roy Osherove interviews Charlie Poole, who is the lead deverloper of the NUnit testing framework.  This was a very interesting interview.  Some points that stood out in my mind were: The next version of NUnit … Continue reading 

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TDD topc on MSDN will be corrected – level 100

Rob Caron has stated that the Guidelines for Test-Driven Development posts on MSDN is erroneous and will be corrected and that Microsoft has no intention of “redefining” TDD. “We’re aware of the issue and are taking steps to rectify it. … Continue reading 

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Vanpool to TDD workshop from Austin to Houston Nov 29th – level 100

We’re having a vanpool from Austin to Houston on Nov 29th for the TDD workshop.  We’ll meet at 4:30 and leaving promptly at 5AM for Houston.  We’ll return around 9PM.  Meet in the parking lot on the SW corner of … Continue reading 

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Quickly documenting public APIs using GhostDoc – level 200

Along with Resharper, the following class was created using a minimum number of keystrokes.  Basically, I typed the names of the fields, and shortcut the rest.  Consider the following class that I might want to have Xml documentation for: public … Continue reading 

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James Shore expertly describes TDD – level 200

James Shore’s post about TDD is a must read.

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Microsoft’s guidance for unit testing actually describes integration testing – level 200

I commend Microsoft for putting a big emphasis on automated testing.  This is a big step for the software industry as a whole to embrace automated testing.  The hardware industry has already discovered this and has a built-in self-test in … Continue reading 

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How to create a jump-to-page feature to enhance the DataGrid pager – level 200

When displaying information in a grid on an ASP.NET web page, it’s often a good idea to page the information if there is a lot of it.  For instance, if you have 10000 rows of information to potentially display, it’s unreasonable … Continue reading 

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Test-driven development panel at Innotech – level 000

At the Innotech conference, there was a TDD panel with Mary Poppendieck and 4 members of the local developer community (2 of them are my coworkers).  Mary clarified that TDD is as old as software development itself.  She relates that … Continue reading 

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