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 other types of te...

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 on YouTube for yo...

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 GDR2 was released, this trad...

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 to be used that will...

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 advantage with using Heat is that...

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 business...

ASP.NET MVC 2 Released

ASP.NET MVC 2 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers to maintain a ...

DeployToDatabaseAddToServerExplorer

I’ve been doing a lot of work with the Database, er Development edition of VSTS 2008. Of course I’m running the GDR-R2 version which really changed the architecture of the database projects, as well ...