Posted by | October 21, 2014
A unique load testing experiment

Most of the guidance you'll find about Visual Studio Ultimate Load Tests suggests that they are only for load testing Web Performance tests. Actually, they can be used to load...

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Posted by | May 9, 2014
Develop.Idaho 2014 Videos Published

Updated 20 May: Added presentations (but no videos) from the "Business of Software" track. It took a few extra days to get these produced and published, but they are now...

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Posted by | April 30, 2012
Running nUnit in a TFS11 build on 64 bit server

Overview In TFS/VS 11, frameworks other than MS Test are supported, which is cool. Peter Provost mentions them here. OK, so you start to use this great new feature, queue...

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Posted by | June 2, 2011
Emergent Architecture Presentation at TechEd 2011

UPDATE (3 June 2011): Watched the recorded presentation on Channel 9. I finally got my (final) Emergent Architecture (DPR308) presentation posted. I had a couple of people tell me that...

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Posted by | December 10, 2010
Top 5 Reasons to use VS Database Projects

There is a traditional resistance to using database projects – the production system is the reference point, and I have a backup, so what is the problem, right? Since the...

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Posted by | June 3, 2010
Adding HEAT output to the GAC

There are situations (infrastructure component used across the enterprise is one example) where it is more useful to put the assembly in to the GAC. Using Heat, a transform needs...

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Posted by | June 3, 2010
Add Heat to Wix Project

There are two really powerful ways to harvest the output from the build in to Wix. Heat extensions that are native with the Wix Install or John Robbins Paraffin. The...

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Posted by | May 10, 2010
Test-Driven Test-Driven Development (TDTDD) = a chicken and egg dilemma

Weird thought for today: if unit tests are just code, then shouldn’t you write tests before you write that code? Test-driven-test-driven-development (TDTDD) if you will. But then where would it...

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Posted by | May 5, 2010
New Scrum one pager by the VS ALM Rangers

The Rangers have published an update to the quick reference stack, and one of my favourites is the Scrum chart. Download the full pack here. The pack is broken down...

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Posted by | April 8, 2010
Free Silverlight 4 Online Training Course

The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes a whitepaper that explains all of the new Silverlight 4 features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and a 8 unit course for building...

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