# Friday, 01 October 2004

This guy certainly thinks that OOP is an evil concept, I wonder if it will ever catch on :)

posted on Friday, 01 October 2004 08:54:42 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 30 September 2004

I enjoy reading the Powertoys WebLog quite a bit, there are some real gems from time to time. Today was one of those times with a gem: Spell checkers for Visual Studio. I cringe whenever I notice a spelling error so this is the tool for me :)

posted on Thursday, 30 September 2004 08:46:20 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Wednesday, 29 September 2004

When I was first starting out using NUnit (read: a couple of months ago) I was using a class with hardcoded values for configuration of my unit tests. Of course a much smarter thing to do would have been to use the built in support for config files.

Say you want to test foo.dll, you would then place a foo.dll.config along side of the assembly and place the appropriate values inside the XML files in the appSettings section. Easy as that :)

posted on Wednesday, 29 September 2004 10:07:19 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [3] Trackback
# Tuesday, 28 September 2004
posted on Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:34:14 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Here's a little tidbit about what the Connection Lifetime keyword does and why you need to understand it. I really had no idea, guess this is what makes blog so great, you get the word directly from the source :)

posted on Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:52:54 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, 22 September 2004

Have you ever wanted to download the MSDN webcasts and listen to them offline? Well now apparently you can due to the effort put in by the folks behind Webcast Y where the goal is to keep a complete archive of downloadable webcasts.

Great initiative which I see myself using quite a lot.

posted on Wednesday, 22 September 2004 13:01:48 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 21 September 2004

Anders Norås writes about another cool feature of Team System: Testing Code Coverage which basically is a way for the developer to determine whether a test covers all code paths of a particular method.

posted on Tuesday, 21 September 2004 09:53:20 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 17 September 2004

Here is what my friend found when he returned from his vacation this Friday: Post It Notes everywhere, furniture covered with news papers, and best of all cress was growing in his keyboard.

Guess this will teach him not to pass on those e-mails with funny pictures of other people's offices which have been put through the same ordeal, only difference was that each office in his e-mail had one of the above things done to it, not all three :)

Fun stuff.

 

posted on Friday, 17 September 2004 20:21:24 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Wednesday, 15 September 2004

One problem I encountered quite quickly while exploring Test Driven Development and Unit Testing is that there is no easy way to test methods which are marked as private. Of course this can be done with reflection and it was on my todo list to write a little testing framework making it easy to do but now it looks like I won't have to do anything as Team System will be providing the functionality out of the box.

Check out this post by Anders Norås which describes how you would go about doing it with Visual Team System which is included with the latest community build of Visual Studio 2005.

posted on Wednesday, 15 September 2004 12:55:44 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [2] Trackback

If you know the name NewsGator you know that it is in no way associated with spyware, however new users does not know this and Greg Reinacker is wondering whether this is hurting sales which made him wonder about a new name for the product. I think that a name change is in order seeing that the name is directly associated with the company which created the first ever spyware, not a great association. If that isn't convincing enough just take a look at what Gater Corp. did, they actually changed their name to something else to start over, if that isn't damning evidence I don't know what is :)

Take a look at the Greg's post and the discussion, brand recognition is always a fascinating topic. The idea of taking something without meaning and actually adding value to it is a mind boggling concept, just take the word 'Nike' which I am sure everybody agrees is a valuable trademark, weird to think that is comes from nothing...

 

posted on Wednesday, 15 September 2004 08:50:06 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Firefox version 1.0 was prereleased. Of course I swear by Maxthon which is more IE like than the Mozilla browser but I still like to keep up to date on Firefox as it is looking more promising with every release.

posted on Wednesday, 15 September 2004 08:34:07 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback