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Unit Testing Multithreaded Applications
Earlier today I had a pretty good discussion regarding multithreaded unit tests and the best way to accomplish them. For example we want a way to find deadlocks in our applications and so on. Some may say that that's not really unit testing, but integration testing. Fair enough, and that's a debate for another time. If you're a fan of MbUnit as I am, you'll probably notice the goodness of the ThreadedRepeatAttribute. This custom attribute when applied to a Test method can run the given method concurrently ......

Posted On Thursday, December 13, 2007 1:59 AM

RockNUG Meeting 12/12
The Rockville .NET User Group (ROCKNUG) will hold it's meeting on 12/12 from 6:30-9PM. This month will cover MbUnit, a favorite tool of mine, by Jay Flowers. Listed below are the details: Release 1.6 Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:30-9:00 PM Montgomery College, Rockville Humanities Building - Room 103 MbUnit by Jay Flowers In this talk Jay will introduce you to some advanced unit testing techniques. MbUnit offers easy ways to create parameterized unit tests. He will explorer fixtures like the RowTest ......

Posted On Monday, December 10, 2007 2:33 PM

.NET 3.5, Design by contract and Spec#
Updates: Part 2: Method Contracts (Preconditions/Postconditions) Part 3: Invariants Part 4: Object Ownership/Assertions & Assumptions Part 5: Frame Conditions/Inheritance/Boogie Part 6: Implementing a non-null string collection Part7: Spec# Wrapup As I continue to dig deeper into BDD, TDD and DDD, I've been intrigued by Design by contract and Eiffel. For a quick introduction for those lazy to visit those links, Design by contract means that designers of software should define precise verifiable ......

Posted On Monday, December 10, 2007 10:53 AM

Videos and Interviews from MIX08
Well, I've had the urge to find all the videos I could and watch them to find out all the goodies I missed while not at MIX08. If you missed any of the main sessions, you can find out more about them here. Note that there are 88 sessions recorded here, so it's a lot of good viewing material. Best of all are Scott Hanselman's MVC Videos can be seen here. He also covers the MVC Mock Helpers which better allow for unit tests using various Mock frameworks including Rhino Mocks, TypeMock.NET and Moq. ......

Posted On Monday, March 10, 2008 7:21 PM

ASP.NET Team Releases for Mix 2008
For all those interested in the information and the latest bits from the ASP.NET Team, here are the latest links. Downloads: ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 Silverlight tools including ASP.NET Server Controls ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview from December ASP.NET Updates: ASP.NET Home Page Announcement ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Download Page ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Quickstarts ASP.NET Preview 2 (MIX) readme ASP.NET Updated Forums ASP.NET Server Controls for Silverlight Forum ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Videos Jeffrey ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 6:46 PM

Bill's last day at Microsoft
From the CES Keynote... Quality is all I need to say! Video: Bill Gates Last Day CES Clip ......

Posted On Monday, January 7, 2008 8:37 PM

.NET 3.5, Design by contract and Spec# Part 6
Updates: Part7: Spec# Wrapup On an ongoing coverage of Spec#, I've decided to post some of the actual results of a sample Spec# class and what the results look like in C# and even IL. Let's get caught up to the previous posts before we continue: Part 1: Spec# introduction Part 2: Method Contracts (Preconditions/Postconditions) Part 3: Invariants Part 4: Object Ownership/Assertions & Assumptions Part 5: Frame Conditions/Inheritance/Boogie By the way, I may have failed to mention that there is ......

Posted On Sunday, January 6, 2008 9:58 PM

RockNUG Meeting - ASP.NET MVC + Updates
Tonight, put on the DVR and come out to the Rockville .NET Users Group (RockNUG) for a presentation by Jeff Schoolcraft on ASP.NET MVC. The timing of course couldn't be more appropriate as ScottGu has recently posted about the ASP.NET MVC Framework Update in which he talks about a few pain points I know I've been having as well as others such as: Can be deployed in partial trust in the \bin directory Improved routing features and infrastructure Test wizard now supports and probably one of my favorite ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:54 PM

ASP.NET MVC Roundup Part 2
In a previous post, I covered a lot of the early happenings within the ASP.NET MVC Framework. Since Scott Guthrie started blogging about ASP.NET MVC, there have been follow-on articles. Here are the latest information about ASP.NET MVC: ASP.NET MVC Framework Part 2 (URL Routing) in which Scott Guthrie drills down deep into the built-in capabilities of the URL routing within ASP.NET MVC. For those chomping at the bit to get this code, this is another great post in the series. An Architectural View ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 4, 2007 5:54 PM

Microsoft .NET 3.0 Community Home Site
Now that Microsoft has renamed WinFX to the .NET 3.0 Framework, the new site containing all of these has been launched at the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Community (NetFx3). This site combines all previous sites as well as some new ones. The linked sites are: * Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) * Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) * Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) * Windows CardSpace (WCS) This site also combines the latest news, blog posts and forum discussions from each subsite as well ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:58 AM

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