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    Unit Testing Business Logic in .NET RIA Services

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    One of the common tasks that .NET RIA Services developers have to undertake is testing their mid tier business logic code. Mid tier code typically uses a data access layer (DAL) like Linq to SQL or Linq to Entities for persisting data. However directly...
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    Test best practices - Part4

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    TEST TOOLS AND FRAMEWORK The following section gives best practices for test tools and test framework. The requirement for tools and framework are more than the tests because of the scope of their use (entire team or multiple teams uses it). Design Checklist...
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    Test best practices - Part3

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    Adopt different test methodologies (test styles) Always consider applying different test styles to your area. Each style is suited for finding specific class of issues and applying different styles gives the maximum ROI for your test effort. Some of the...
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    Introduction

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    Now that I have posted my first ever blog, I will introduce myself. My name is Vijay Upadya and I work in C# QA team. I have been in this team for the past 4.5 years (was in C++ team before the inception of C#). In my spare time, I love watching (and...
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    My first blog

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    This is my first ever blog post and am excited to be part of the elite club of bloggers !!!
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    Test best practices - Part1

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    Here is the first in the series. Note that some of the terminologies used here are specific to the product we test - Visual C# (part of VisualStudio.Net). Test strategy Choosing the right test strategy is an important step to achieve efficient and...
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    Testing C# Edit and Continue

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    As we are getting close to releasing VS whidbey, I was thinking about my contributions to this release and one of the major item that appeared in the list was testing C# edit and contine (here after EnC). This is one of the primary features I was responsible...
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    Test best practices - Part2

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    Guidelines for testing at the right layer Start with the component level tests first Always start with the lower level first and then move to the higher level. API testing should be the first to be automated through Unit tests. These tests are easiest...
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    Back from long winter hibernation

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    Hmm, its been a long winter in Seattle this year, which was rainy and chilly than ever before. I am back from my winter hibernation to blog :-) . I am really glad that spring is finally here. During this time I have changed the team and I now work...
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    C# Edit and Contine: Rude edits

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    Edit and contine was one of the top features added in whidbey release for C#. Edit and continue is the ablity to modify code and contine with execution while debugging the program. Types of edits/changes supported There are few restrictions to the...
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