• David Kline

    About page finally has content

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    I realized, this morning, that this weblog has been active for over three years and still has an empty About page... That's a bit too long, so today, I have rectified the omission. Click here to learn a little more about who's been filling this site with...
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    Steve Lasker details how to configure Visual Studio 2005 for SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition

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    While I am not (yet) much of an expert on databases, I was excited to see Steve Lasker post instructions on how to configure Visual Studio 2005 to use SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition . The following quote, from his post, is bound to make many developer...
  • David Kline

    Windows Live Search v2 for Windows Mobile

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    I was just reading through my backlog of weblog subscriptions and happened upon Loke Uei 's post about the release of Windows Live Search v2 for Windows Mobile . If you were at MEDC 2007 , you may have seen me show Windows Live Search v1 on my Windows...
  • David Kline

    Visual Studio 2008 / .NET Framework v3.5 / .NET Compact Framework v3.5 Beta 2

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    It seems like everyone is talking about the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 . :) And rightfully so, it is a very exciting release. Not only do you get the latest Visual Studio 2008 beta, you also get .NET Framework 3.5, .NET Compact Framework 3.5...
  • David Kline

    Knowing when to Ship: Part 1 - Quality Metrics

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    One of the most common questions I hear towards the end of a product cycle is "are we ready to ship?". The answer to the question depends on many factors, most importantly the status of the quality metrics. Today, I would like to spend some time talking...
  • David Kline

    Windows Mobile Security Primer

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    It's really cool what you can find by browsing blogs.msdn.com ... Today, I found Reed Robison's (of Reed and Steve fame) post on Windows Mobile Security . If you have ever written an application for Windows Mobile or are considering doing so, I highly...
  • David Kline

    Stress Testing for Fun and Profit

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    For me, one of the most enjoyable parts of being a test developer is writing stress tests. Stress testing can be a lot of fun and, contrary to it's name, a good stress reliever (for the test developer). During the most recent MEDC , I spoke briefly about...
  • David Kline

    Quick Tip: Getting the Collection of Checked ListView Items

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    Have you ever created a ListView control and wanted to get the collection of items that the user has checked? While I was working on my demo for MEDC, that was one of the things that I needed to be able to do. If I were writing my application for the...
  • David Kline

    Testing performance

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    A couple of weeks ago, I described the test development priorities for the .NET Compact Framework team. As part of that discussion, I stated that performance should be tested in parallel with the other forms of testing (unit, customer scenarios, etc)...
  • David Kline

    Alan Page on Root Cause Analysis

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    I have worked with Alan off and on for a very long time now. When I heard that he gave a Lightning Talk at STAR East , the first thing that came to mind was "I wish I could have seen that". Last week, he posted what he talked about (and more?). I very...
  • David Kline

    Testing Priorities

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    Last time , I defined testing as the 'art of mitigating pain'. What I did not talk about is how to prioritize your testing (pain mitigation) efforts. On the .NET Compact Framework team, we use the following set of test development priorities. Unit...
  • David Kline

    What is testing?

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    At MEDC 2007, I had the pleasure of delivering a session entitled 'Real World Testing of Managed Smart Device Applications'. While developing the presentation, I spent some time thinking about a key theme of the talk -- what is testing. I define testing...
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    Scott Holden on MIX, MEDC and Silverlight

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    Yesterday, Scott wrote about attending the MIX and MEDC conferences in Las Vegas . I would like to echo his comment about how great it was to get to demonstrate the cool new features coming in .NET Compact Framework v3.5 and getting to meet and talk to...
  • David Kline

    Looking back at MEDC 2007

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    This year's MEDC was a blast! When it ended, it seemed as if we had just started. I cannot believe how busy I was for the three days of the conference. I had intended to post to this site at least once per day and only had an opportunity on the first...
  • David Kline

    MEDC 2007 - Day 1 (in progress)

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    Hello from day 1 of MEDC 2007. I got to Las Vegas yesterday afternoon and it was almost like attending a class reunion -- many familiar faces. :) Today, I had the honor of introducing version 3.5 of the .NET Compact Framework (currently in beta) and to...
  • David Kline

    Mark Prentice Introduces Store and Forward Messaging in .NET Compact Framework v3.5

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    Yesterday, Mark posted a 'Hello World' example using the Store and Forward Messaging technology which will ship with version 3.5 of the .NET Compact Framework (currently in beta). For me, this post is particularly exciting since it allows me to start...
  • David Kline

    MEDC 2007 - Just about here...

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    This time next week we will be in the middle of MEDC 2007 . The last couple of weeks has just flown by. My demos are finally (!) finished, the slides look great and all that is left is one final tune up tomorrow. See you all in Las Vegas next week! -...
  • David Kline

    MEDC 2007: T-3 weeks and counting...

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    Wow! MEDC is almost here. It hardly seems possible that in three short weeks, we'll be in Las Vegas and I will be presenting the first of my two sessions. In the past couple of months, I have written, reviewed, edited and rehearsed the slides, developed...
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    Windows Communication Foundation for .NET Compact Framework

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    Yesterday, Mark Prentice posted an introduction to the Windows Communication Foundation for .NET Compact Framework . Like him, I would like to recommend reading Roman Batoukov 's post from last October . One of the reasons that I have been slow to post...
  • David Kline

    Quick Tip: Using XPath to find nodes by attribute value

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    There are some things that I can just remember: phone numbers, locker combinations, and the like. There are others that I have to lookup again and again and again. XPath query syntax is one of the latter items. Today, I'd like to talk a little about XPath...
  • David Kline

    .NET Compact Framework v2 SP2 is here!

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    Last week, we released Service Pack 2 for version 2 of the .NET Compact Framework . This release contains fixes for customer issues and adds some cool new features to our diagnostic tools. Complete details on the changes , as well as links to the downloads...
  • David Kline

    MEDC 2007: What's New in .NET Compact Framework v3.5

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    This year's MEDC just gets more exciting for me. In addition to presenting the 'Real World Testing of Managed Smart Device Applications' session, I will be delivering 'What's New in .NET Compact Framework v3.5'! This is a 200 level session that will provide...
  • David Kline

    I may not be the David you are looking for

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    In recent months, I have received a number of requests for permission to publish excerpts from my book. I would love to grant this permission, however, to date, I have not published a book (this weblog is my sole publication). To all who are looking for...
  • David Kline

    MEDC 2007: Real World Testing of Managed Smart Device Applications

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    I was recently browsing the MEDC 2007 site and discovered that this year's sessions are now listed. You can browse here and find the sessions you would like to attend -- I have already earmarked several. As I type, I am taking a short break from working...
  • David Kline

    No ParameterizedThreadStart? No problem.

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    The .NET Compact Framework is a subset of the .NET Framework. As such, there are features and functionality that exist in the .NET Framework that do not in the .NET Compact Framework. One such feature is ParameterizedThreadStart. If your ThreadStart delegate...
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