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StructureMap and StoryTeller plans

Just a quick update on stuff because I got a lot of questions about StoryTeller over the weekend.  I’m currently focusing my attention on StructureMap.  I’m giving it the Python 3000 treatment and pretty well gutting some of the internals to clean up the structure.  I’ve eliminated some obscure features, but you’re perfectly safe if you use the documented public interfaces.  Once that’s done, I’ve got just a little bit more functionality to add and I need to rewrite the documentation.  I gave an impromptu (and it showed) session at ALT.NET Seattle on my lessons learned for extending a framework over 4+ years.  I’ll write a paper of some sort on that this spring.

As for StoryTeller, I got quite a bit of interest in it over the weekend and I’ve had a couple emails lately as well.  I was close to giving up, but some of the things on the horizon that I thought would eliminate its usefulness turned out to be Java only or so far over the horizon to be effectively nonexistent.  The engine such as it is has been done for almost a year.  I’m going to rewrite the skin of the UI in WPF just to get my hands a bit dirtier with WPF.  I’ve done enough experimentation with some crude Intellisense for Fit tests to say that I’ll be able to make Fit test editing much more efficient.  I’ll update again later this spring.

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • http://colinjack.blogspot.com Colin Jack

    “I gave an impromptu (and it showed) session at ALT.NET Seattle on my lessons learned for extending a framework over 4+ years.”

    Just catching up on blogs and thought I’d say that I thought the session was very good not least because you had ready made examples.