Archive for April, 2008

patterns & practices Summit Quebec

Monday, April 28th, 2008

So the session track for the p&p summit in Quebec is pretty much finalized. I've just been signed up to give a talk on continuous integration (CI). This is one of my pet topics (in case you didn't know)... Continuous Integration and Defense in Depth Continuous integration (CI) is the practice of ...

xUnit.net 1.0 released

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Brad's blog announces the release of xUnit 1.0 RTM. Well worth the wait I'm sure. Technorati Tags: Unit testing,TDD,xUnit

ALT.NET and the global currency of ideas

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Scott Hanselman has a great post about last weekend's ALT.NET conference and the ALT.NET community overall. I'm not "in" with the ALT.NET crowd and wasn't able to attend the conference but some of them did drop by p&p last week. They're nice people and we had an interesting conversation about ...

Improving Twitter with a Bayesian filtering client

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Twitter has been causing me some problems of late. Other than the fact it's been loosing tweets all weekend that is. The signal to noise is causing it to scale poorly. I'd like to follow more people but need some way to cut down on the amount of noise I ...

There’s a strange man following me

Monday, April 21st, 2008

People I've never met follow me on Twitter. This is faintly disturbing. Now people I don't know read my blog but they're anonymous. With Twitter I get an email "Fred Smith is now following you on Twitter!". Who is Fred and why does his avatar show a guy wearing a ...

Moq – the next mock object framework

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Daniel Cazzulino did a show and tell on Moq, a mock object framework that uses lambda expressions and fluent interfaces to try and improve the usually kludgy feel of creating mock objects. Scott Hanselman talks about some of the other approaches here. There really doesn't seem to be a completely ...

#region around implemented interfaces and code smell

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Some (not so) random surfing got me to this... How to get rid of the auto-generated #region for implemented interfaces - Daniel Cazzulino's Blog There's a setting in VS that allows you to turn off the #region generation when using VS's implement interface feature (ALT-SHIFT-F10). 99% of the time ...

Latest version of NDepend

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Patrick Smacchia dropped by p&p this afternoon to show off the latest version of his NDepend tool. The biggest change to the current release is a radically improved UI. It even has an Office style ribbon.There are lots of improvements elsewhere but Patrick said that the real focus has ...

What to do with all that data?

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

As you may have noticed I've spent a fair amount of time play with continuous integration (CI) systems and using them to collect metrics with the long term goal of improving quality. The next question is what do you do with all that data? Well, we just finished a little ...

Some thoughts on Twitter

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

I've been playing with Twitter for the last couple of weeks. All in all it's been pretty interesting. I've synced up with a few people I've not seen in a long time and learnt a few things along the way. I've also had to trawl through a lot of... crap. Tweets ...