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    Silverlight Testing

    Most developers will say that “ testing and documentation have their place but right now I need to churn out code .” While developer’s need to develop without anyone handicapping their efforts, testing in a large part goes hand in hand...
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    ALM Summit

    Sure, its spring and the last thing you want to think about is snow filled days in November but it’s never too early to plan for the next ALM Summit . While this conference isn’t free it does have some fantastic speakers on tap, namely two...
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    Applying the SDL to Windows Azure

    Employing the security development lifecycle (SDL) has grown from desktop based applications to now cloud based applications. While building great software is significant, it’s crucial that the end product is secure and free of exploits (or at best...
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    Software Design 101

    I recently read an article about Bill Buxton, principal researcher here at Microsoft and it struck a chord with me. Bill is a visionary and has enough accolades to fill up an auditorium but what I find intriguing is that he’s focused on the natural...
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    Test Impact Analysis

    Let’s face it, when it comes to software development there’s always a bit of tension when a tester enters a bug and assigns it to the developer who worked on that piece of code. No one likes to have someone say: “ Hey, you made a mistake...
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    TFS and SharePoint Integration

    There’s no doubt that enabling the integration between Team Foundation Server (TFS) and SharePoint has numerous benefits (source control, workflows, document storage, collaboration, report dashboards, etc.) but of course there are always situations...
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    Visual Studio Performance Wizard

    Similar to building a high quality application , how the application performs is just as important and is everyone’s responsibility. I mention all parties because while most of the performance tweaking does indeed fall on the development staff ...
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    Training Resources

    I get asked a lot of questions (I’m still working on “how exactly big is the universe?”) but one that always comes up is the following: “Is there any training available for [insert product name here]?” Thankfully I normally...
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    Building Quality Applications

    Quality considerations are of paramount importance in the software business. It has long been understood that the costs of defects rise significantly when they are not caught early. The agile community, for example, refers to “failing fast”...
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    VM + SDL Process Template = Conundrum

    Virtualization technology certainly has changed the game when it comes to software development. Long gone are the days of hoping or guessing that the application developed will work on a disparate number of computer systems. Testing was possible but there...
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    OData Service for TFS 2010

    A lot of developers who I speak to have come up with some very creative ways to interact with Team Foundation Server (TFS) and while some of these methods aren’t fully supported it just goes to show that if there’s a need then there’s...
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    Windows Sysinternals - ZoomIt

    I’ve been creating quite a few videos lately as trying to convey to developers or other I.T. related staff a specific concept or how to accomplish a certain job via plain old text is sometimes a daunting task. Yes, KB articles, code samples, conference...
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    SQL Server Reporting Services

    Users demand high performance reporting along with real-time data so when the reports they use are slow or even worse not functional, you’re sure to hear about it. Because performance issues, especially in a distributed product such as SQL Server...
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    Security Development Lifecycle

    Building security into a system is difficult especially today as applications are more diverse in nature and span multiple technologies. Never the less, curtailing exploits and vulnerabilities from a development standpoint should be a high priority for...
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    TFS Build Service Dependencies

    Anyone who has had to deal with services failing to start (i.e. logon permissions, setting recovery responses [run a program], verifiying dependencies, etc.) knows what a real PITA it can be to track down the culprit of the failure. Having said that I...
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    Entity Framework - Stored Procedure Mapping

    I recently was asked a question about the Entity Framework’s (EF) “Stored Procedure Mapping” context menu from the designer. There were actually two issues wrapped into one question. The first part of the question was around the ability...
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    Best Practices for Testing Software

    I briefly touched on this topic in my last post but I wanted to devote more time to it as it’s an important piece of the software development puzzle. I’m not going to go into detail on how to construct a test plan as there are numerous examples...
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    Technology to Support Agile: VS & TFS

    If an Agile methodology is to be implemented there needs to be some tools for the participants to use. For developers that will most likely be Visual Studio (VS) utilizing Team Foundation Server (TFS) for source control and more. The business analyst...
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    MSF for Agile Software Development

    While there are many different types of Agile implementations I think using MSF for Agile or Scrum is ideal. Before going to deep into both of those methodologies let’s start with what is “conventional software development” (CSD). CSD...
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    MSMQ with WCF

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    Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), formally named Indigo, is part of the WinFX and is designed for inter-process communication and building connected systems. For a basic grounding in this technology check this article on MSDN: Learn The ABCs...
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    Windows Workflow Foundation

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    This article describes how you can get a great design time experience from your custom Windows Workflow Foundation activities. For more details click here . For details about the Windows Workflow Foundation go to http ://www.windowsworkflow.net . ...
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    Unhandled Exception in .Net 2.0

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    Having just found out the hard way; the way the Framework deals with unhandled exceptions has changed. In v1 the framework will eat any unhandled exceptions that you throw. If you created a thread which threw an uncaught exception you may never know about...
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    IIS & Authentication

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    Just in case (like me) you didn’t know in IIS6, the default is for every request to the server to be authenticated – even if new requests are using the same session. Read this for more. N ice easy perf win :-) --- Neil
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    GacUtil

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    Recently a number of people have been asking about deploying assemblies into the GAC (Global Assembly Cache) using GacUtil.exe. Now GacUtil is strictly a developer tool, and is not intended to be used for general deployment of assemblies, but I can see...
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