Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Jamie has done it again (bis)

In a previous post I mentioned the integration of Lutz Roeder's Reflector with TestDriven.NET. Now Jamie Cansdale has put this integration to the next level. I particularly like the the integration with the Call Stack context menu.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Windows Live Writer Plugin

I found this very cool Syntax Highlighting plugin for Windows Live Writer.

Consider the following sample (the most basic example of a modern enterprise business application ;-) ):

1 class Program 2 { 3 static void Main(String[] args) 4 { 5 Console.WriteLine("Hello Pluto!"); 6 } 7 }

As you can see, it's even possible to add line numbers! As you can see, I'm not always blogging about crappy software. When it's good, I'm mentioning it too. Microsoft is doing a fantastic job with Windows Live Writer.

Friday, August 25, 2006

The Art of Unit Testing

This is my first post with Windows Live Writer. Man, this is an awesome tool.

I just found out that Roy Osherove is writing a book about The Art of Unit Testing. I must say, I'm one happy unit tester :-). It's estimated release is somewhere in Spring 2007.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I Hate Visual SourceSafe

Jeff Atwood’s latest post is very clear on this matter: Visual SourceSafe is absolute crap. Here a some quotes: If you are serious about the practice of software development, you should avoid SourceSafe. SourceSafe poisons the minds of software developers. SourceSafe gives you the illusion of safety and control, while exposing your project to risk. Sing hallelujah! The Jedi Master has spoken. You should also read this excellent follow-up by Haacked. The alternative: Subversion. It's free and by far the best source control system I have ever worked with. As a developer I could not wish for anything more (and also nothing less !!).

Sunday, August 06, 2006

What's new in System.Xml 2.0?

The September 2006 issue of MSDN magazine has a great article about the new features in System.Xml 2.0. I used (and I am still using) this part of the .NET Framework a lot and had some issues with the 1.1 version of System.Xml. After reading the article, I am glad that most of my concerns are now addressed with the new features in System.Xml 2.0. This article is written by Aaron Skonnard. This guy has written lots of books and articles about XML, XSD, etc. I did learn a lot from this three-part article about .NET XML best practices by the way. I'll leave you with an additional framework for the System.XML namespace that is called "MVP.XML". It has a version for .NET 1.1 as well as for .NET 2.0. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Jamie has done it again ...

What happens when my favorite VS.NET add-in meets with my favorite .NET tool? Pure horse power baby!! Watch the demo here.