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Monthly Archives: January 2006

Using source control can’t prevent conflicting changes – level 200

For those of you who use source control (and it should be everyone), you know the title of this post to be true.  Source control is just a technology, and no technology makes all problems go away.  In my previous … Continue reading 

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Gary Williams is blogging – learn from the old wise one – level 200

Check out his blog at: http://archiveddeveloper.blogspot.com/ Gary has an interesting take on the dynamics of software development that is influenced by as many year of experience as I’ve been alive.

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Break the dependency on HttpContext in order to test web functionality – level 300

HttpContext.Current is very useful, and it’s easy to sprinkle website code with it.  The bad side effect is that code that calls HttpContext.Current cannot be run in a test harness.  This is a big problem.  This post will show how … Continue reading 

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Welcome, Sam Gentile, to CodeBetter.com – level 000

Welcome, Sam Gentile, to CodeBetter.com.  Sam has decided to move his blog to CB.  With it, he brings a lot of Agile development experience and general software industry experience.  The Austin .Net User Group has the privilege of hearing him … Continue reading 

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A software "build" is a lot more than just compiling the solution – level 200

Many developers don’t use source control and don’t use any automated tools.  This is extremely inefficient and troublesome.  Those on teams are forced to use source control in an effort to share the latest code with all members of the … Continue reading 

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Resharper 2.0 alpha has many interesting new features – level 200

You can try out the Resharper 2.0 alpha for Visual Studio 2003 or 2005.  I tried it out for Visual Studio 2005.  Immediately, some cool new features jumped out at me.  Resharper runs NUnit tests for you right from the … Continue reading 

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MSF for Agile update released – still doesn’t hit the mark – level 200

A new beta of MSF for Agile is available from Microsoft.  I read through it (more reading that I normally like to do about process-oriented stuff), and it’s better than classic MSF.   Classic MSF was very waterfall even though … Continue reading 

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Rhino Mocks are strongly typed. Refactor unit tests with ease – level 200

I completed my first unit test with Rhino Mocks today.  With well-designed code, one can pick apart a section, mock the interfaces it needs and run/debug/test it in isolation.  This is a huge advantage of a loosely-coupled design.  The alternative … Continue reading 

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