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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 | 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 | 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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Posted by | March 25, 2010
SQL Injection – the best way to avoid a speeding ticket!

For those cities or countries that take photographs of your license plate, then looks up who to send the speed ticket to.   Credit goes to the original hacker –...

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Posted by | March 15, 2010
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 clear separation of...

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Posted by | October 19, 2009
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...

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