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  • Test Guide

    Test Cases Are Maintenance Hogs

    These problems all combine to make test cases a maintenance nightmare. Anytime the application under test changes – regardless of whether the UI changed a tiny bit or an entire feature was dramatically revamped – every affected test case must be updated...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: publishing ongoing manual test results

    I wanted to see if there was a way to publish the progress of ongoing manual test results, unfortunately, this is not supported in V1 however some advice from the dev team on what is possible: "The closest approximation for this version is as follows...
  • jaredpar's WebLog

    Interop and Unions

    A frequent question I see pop up on news groups is how to create Unions in managed code for interop with P/Invoke. .NET does not directly support unions but you can use some Marshal magic to get them working. Take the following C union. union Foo ...
  • Matt Powell

    Excellent News Around Web Service Federation

    Yesterday we published two articles on the concepts of a federated identity metasystem on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center. Today we took the next step -- we published two new Web service specifications: Web Single Sign-On Interoperability Profile...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    API Usability Studies

    I have received several comments asking what usability studies are and how to conduct them. Steven’s blog is one of the best sources of information on API usability studies. In particular the recent post on HOWTO: Run an API usability study .
  • Michael Stuart's Weblog

    Funny story...funny ha-ha on me :)

    A good friend of mine--whose company I'm consulting for right now--emailed me this joke. Too funny...and kind of hit home :) Thanks for keeping me humble, Ryan! > A cowboy was herding his herd in a remote pasture when suddenly > a brand-new...
  • Darien's Dialog..

    Recent MIIS 2003 Partner Workshop in Kuala Lumpur

    I recently delivered my first, super hands-on, one week workshop on MIIS (Microsoft Identity Integration Server) 2003 for internal staff (Microsoft Consulting Services) and a few local partners that are focussed on infrastructure work. I structured the...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    Who will federate the federators?

    ...themselves! The web SSO interoperability profile throws a bridge between WS-Federation and Liberty Itentity Federation; the web SSO Metadata exchange protocol gives you a chance to establish which identification protocols and providers are supported...
  • The Old New Thing

    Loading the dictionary, part 3: Breaking the text into lines

    Breaking the file into lines is taking a lot of time....
  • 高橋 忍のブログ

    もうWindows だけのツールでも、開発だけのツールでもない!進化したVisual Studio

    Visual Studio を知っている人も、昔使っていた人も、全然使ったことがない人もこんにちは。今回は 「今の」Visual Studio がどんなツールなのかちょっと紹介してみたいと思います。 「え?Visual Studio ってWindows のアプリを作る開発ツールでしょ?」 確かにそうです。が、もう今のVisual Studio はそれだけでは済まなくなってしまっているんです。   様々な言語、アプリに対応した統合開発環境 まずは本丸である(特にWindows関連の)開発環境のとしての...
  • Aali's blog

    Meet Miguel de Icaza and Erik Meijer in Czech Republic

    3rd International Conference on .NET Technologies is held in Pilsen (Czech Republic) on May 30 - June 1, 2005. Among others, Miguel de Icaza from Ximian and Erik Meijer from Microsoft Research will be presenting, so it looks like a very interesting conference...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Floating point fun

    I've been an advocate of using SQL Server for more than a mere datastore for about as long as I've been working with the product. Too many times, I've walked into development shops only to discover that they're using SQL Server no differently than they...
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