Monthly Archives: July 2007

Is there a future for Fit testing?

I use Fit testing and I’m even building a tool for easier test creation and management of Fit tests.  I’ve used it to drive web UI’s, WinForms UI’s, logic in domain model classes, web services, and even a polling windows … Continue reading 

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My Menu State Management Article from Build a CAB is now online

The entire content is now online as a page on my site at: Build your own CAB #14: Managing Menu State with MicroController’s, Command’s, a Layer SuperType, some StructureMap Pixie Dust, and a Dollop of Fluent Interface   Community Server … Continue reading 

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The Build Your Own CAB Series Table of Contents

Yes, this is overdue.  Here is an introduction and table of contents to my “Build Your Own CAB” series of blog posts on designing WinForms applications.  You’ll see nothing here about user experience and not much WinForms technology.  That stuff … Continue reading 

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Announcing the ALT.NET Open Spaces Event

I’ve been excited for this for quite awhile, and now we can finally talk about it.  Scott Bellware made the first official announcement last night.  In early October, there is going to be a three day event hosted in Austin, … Continue reading 

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Build your own CAB #14: Managing Menu State with MicroController’s, Command’s, a Layer SuperType, some StructureMap Pixie Dust, and a Dollop of Fluent Interface

THIS ARTICLE IN ITS ENTIRETY IS HERE. The title is a mouthful and accurately implies an alarmingly high jargon to code ration, but I just didn’t see anyway to write this post without straying into all of these different subjects.  When you … Continue reading 

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You’re a TDD newbie on a project team with Jeremy, what do you do?

I was cranky the day I wrote this, can you tell? DO take TDD seriously or Jeremy will ride you mercilessly persistently remind you to do so.  If you think writing unit tests is hard with the project’s current approach, … Continue reading 

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Answering Questions

I’m awful at returning emails.  It was even one of my new year’s resolutions to reply to emails faster.  The last couple weeks I’ve had a very hard time answering correspondence and I need to catch up.  I’m publishing my … Continue reading 

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C# — I don’t care if it’s Rubenesque as long as it’s Rubyesque

A week or so back David Ing raised a concern that the new language features in C# 3.0 are bloating the language.  Jim Downing adds to the conversation by asking if C# if Fit or Fat.  I certainly understand their concerns, but … Continue reading 

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Where do Presenter’s come from, and upcoming stuff

I had a good question on my Build a CAB series today.  “Where does the Presenter get instantiated?”  It depends.  For me, it’s always StructureMap instantiating a Presenter instance and filling it with its dependencies including the View.  Occasionally I’ll pass … Continue reading 

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A Train of Thought – July 10th 2007 Edition

Just for fun, I’m going to try to keep each section under 3-4 sentences, and finish in under an hour.   That’s bookkeeping, not project management JIRA, Microsoft Project, VSTS, whatever.  Fiddling with a project management tool is not project … Continue reading 

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