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14 March 2008
14 March 2008

Testing Times Ahead: Extending NUnit

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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
16 January 2008
16 January 2008

The Waffle Generator

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Sometimes, silly programs have a less obvious useful purpose. Andrew Clarke takes his classic 'Waffle Generator', and provides it in various forms, including a CSS Stylesheet tester, and as a Generator for SQL Data Generator. The Waffle Generator puts text into your test database!… Read more
06 December 2007
06 December 2007

Extending MSBuild

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Because MSbuild underpins the Visual Studio 'build' process, you can use MSBuild to explore and extend the build process to suit your needs. If you are finding the job of building Microsoft .NET applications tedious , the chances are that there is a way that using 'extended MSBuild' for your automated builds will save you time, effort and code. … Read more
13 November 2007
13 November 2007

Top HAT

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If there is one thing that developers and users always seem to disagree on, it is the relative importance of documentation. We take a look at the whole technology of producing Help and Documentation for tools and applications, and then review one particular product; EC Software's Help & Manua… Read more
15 March 2007
15 March 2007

Exploring LINQ, SQLMetal and SqlTac

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If you're a .NET developer, working with or without a database on the back-end, your world is about to change. The emergence of LINQ and SQLMetal technologies will mark a fundamental change to your development approach to collections, and provide a simpler, more consistent way of accessing your database. Steven McCabe provides what you need to get started. … Read more