Ben Hall MVP is a UK C# developer/tester who enjoys all aspects of the development lifecycle and technology in general. During the day Ben works for Red Gate Software as a Test Engineer. At night, Ben is a MbUnit Core Commit Member, helping out on the project whenever possible. Ben has also gained his Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Web Applications and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Administrating Windows XP.
He blogs on http://blog.benhall.me.uk/index.html
He was awarded an MVP on July 2nd 2008 for "extraordinary efforts in Visual C# technical communities during the past year."
You can embed DLR-based languages such as IronPython and IronRuby into applications. This gives you instant scripting, and with it, the potential for greatly simplifying the development process. You can even take advantage of existing applications that have a plug-in architecture, such as SQL Data Generator and NET Reflector. Be Hall takes SQL Data Generator and shows how this technique allows you to create simple generators specifically for your needs.… Read more
Ben Hall takes a look at a simple add-in to .NET Reflector that helps team development work in a number of ways, and show how useful it can be in understanding how an API to a third-party assembly works. … Read more
If you want to get serious with Unit Testing, then you'll need to understand how to extend the NUnit framework in different ways for your own particular test requirements and how to tailor test behaviour. Test Expert Ben Hall, of the SQL Generator team, shows how it is done, with special reference to the art of testing SQL code.… Read more