ploeh blog

Mark Seemann's discontinued .NET blog.

December, 2008

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About ploeh blog

Mark Seemann was a software development engineer working for Microsoft in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was his (professional) blog. Please visit the current ploeh blog instead.

All postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights. Any opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and not official positions of Microsoft Corporation.

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    Assert Messages Are Not Optional

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    ...and now, in this week's episode of Zero-Friction TDD : Optional Assert messages that aren't optional anyway! Actually, this piece of advice comes almost directly from the xUnit Test Patterns book, so I was in doubt whether I should post it all,...
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    Creating Azure Tables From Script

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    When working with the Windows Azure Storage service, you must create the tables before you can use them; in essence, defining the 'schema' of your Azure storage service. On his blog, Steve Marx writes : "Probably the best solution is to have...
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    3 Is Many

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    This is an installment in my Zero-Friction TDD series. When I was a kid, my parents taught me that many is any number above three two*; they used the simple counting sequence one, two, many . This little story may make me seem like I was an incredibly...
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    testmethod Code Snippet

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    This is an installment in my Zero-Friction TDD series. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may have noticed a certain pattern in my unit test examples (like this one ). This is because I always follow the Four-Phase Test pattern (which is...
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    Why Use AreEqual<T>?

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    This is a post in my Zero-Friction TDD series. One of my colleagues recently asked my why I prefer Assert.AreEqual<T> over one of the non-generic Assert.AreEqual overloads for primitive types. In most cases, I'm very happy with the C# compiler...
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    First Dynamics Mobile Post

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    Yesterday, I posted my first post over on the Microsoft Dynamics Mobile Team blog . More are likely to follow. In case you are wondering what this means for this blog, the answer is: Nothing. I plan to continue blogging in more or less the same vein as...
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