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  • Blog Post: If you missed the patterns & practices summit....

    Ajoy has posted that three of the sessions have been made available online at pnp Summit videos online . Since one of the three sessions is one that Grigori and I did about the Acceptance Testing Guide, Driving Development with Acceptance Testing , I figured I'd share the information. The other two sessions...
  • Blog Post: Acceptance Test Engineering guide Alpha Available

    Last night I posted the Alpha version of Acceptance Test Engineering guide - How to Decide if Software is Ready for You or Your Customer to the Acceptance Test Engineering CodePlex community site . There are 300+ pages of content. It is still a bit rough, has some gaps in it, and needs some work, but...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing SharePoint

    Francis has an article on Unit Testing SharePoint 2007 Applications He also did a brownbag talk on this yesterday, which was very interesting and brought up a few big challenges and ways to work around them. Enjoy
  • Blog Post: Acceptance Testing Guide Community Preview 2 Available!

    As I have mentioned before in a few posts ( Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance , Acceptance Testing Guidance Survey , and Acceptance Testing Guide Update ), I am working with a team on guidance around acceptance testing . We still have a lot of work to do our the guide, but we have made available a...
  • Blog Post: Acceptance Testing Guide Update

    The team has been writing, editing, re-writing, and working hard on putting together a guide on Acceptance Testing. We have made quite a bit of progress, decided on an organization scheme, the basic format of how we want to write each chapter, and have re-worked a lot of content to fit this model. We...
  • Blog Post: Acceptance Testing Guidance Survey

    We have put together a survey to get a bit more input from the community about Acceptance Testing. If you are at all involved in software development, deployment, or operations acceptance testing proabably impacts you in some way, shape, or form, so you may want to add your insight to what we are working...
  • Blog Post: Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance

    As I mentioned before ( Acceptance Testing Guidance , Grigori's Take on the Acceptance Testing Project ), I am working on guidance around acceptance testing with Grigori . We now have alive CodePlex site that we can work from: patterns & practices: Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance We will be...
  • Blog Post: Grigori's Take on the Acceptance Testing Project

    The other day, I mentioned a new project here at p&p, Acceptance Testing Guidance , Grigori has his own take on the project, Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance - project kick-off . Check it out.
  • Blog Post: Acceptance Testing Guidance

    On Monday, Grigori and I kicked off a new project: Acceptance Testing Guidance Actually, we kicked off a pre-project planning project. In two to three weeks, we need to decide if there is enough demand for guidance on acceptance testing to warrant a real project, determine the scope of the project, generate...
  • Blog Post: Weird COM Exceptions in SCSF/CAB Unit Tests

    The SCSF project was getting a weird error with the unit tests that were brought forward from VS2005 to VS2008. All the unit tests would pass, however the test run would fail with the following error in a special log file: One of the background threads threw exception: System.Runtime.InteropServices...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Software Factory February 2008 Ships!

    I know that folks have been reading about the Web Client Software Factory on Blaine's blog and on Glenn's blog. Blaine posted about what we planned to include, back in December with Next version of Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) . Glenn had the post at the end of January, Web Client 2.0 closer than...
  • Blog Post: WCSF: Insights and Plans

    There have been a lot of posts recently about WCSF, spurred on by our recent releases.  Here are a few highlights with my comments about each: Developer Hands-on Labs available for WCSF June 2007 Release - Blaine These have been on the back burner.  They had been "almost" done for...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing is evolving

    Jim Newkirk (of nUnit fame and one of the Microsoft folks behind www.CodePlex.com ) has been blogging about unit testing in forever ( most recently: Why you should not use Setup and Teardown in NUnit ). Now, Jim and Brad Wilson are putting action to his words and codifying lessons learned over the years...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 3.0 will include a new block

    Tom and Ed have complimentary articles on the Policy Injection Application Block: Tom's Announcing the Policy Injection Application Block Ed's Policy Injection App Block - Behind the Scenes This block is really impressive. You can do things like: "Every time I call a method on class foo,...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts on Code Coverage

    Jim Newkirk and Brad Wilson have an interesting blog post on code coverage and what it means . They have some interesting ideas to think about. On my last project, I ran covereage numbers at fairly regular intervals. At one point, the trend sharpy dropped, and I had a conversation with the dev...
  • Blog Post: How are unit tests different from acceptance tests?

    There was a question on one of the internal aliases today about the difference between unit tests and acceptance tests. I responded with my take on it. After some consideration, I decided to share this with the world as well. Of course, I have edited this a tiny bit to make sense by itself, and not in...
  • Blog Post: FIT, DSLs, and test engines

    Peter has a few thoughts about Ward Cunningham's FIT (Framework for Integrated Tests). He encapsulates the ideas behind FIT very well. This post (and some of the challenges I had getting FIT to work in a complex problem domain) raises a few ideas, thoughts, questions, and things to ponder. Can...
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