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Programming and Learning from SD May 2014 Entries
Notes from a short presentation on NodeJs
I volunteered myself to give a short 30 minute presentation at a work lunch and learn on NodeJs. With my limited experience I see using Node as a great tool for build process improvement, scaffolding with yeoman, and running tests with Karma. I haven’t looked into using as a full server or development stack. I guess I’m too stuck on IIS and Visual Studio :-). Here are my notes, that aren’t very well formatted, but I wanted to share it anyways. What is it? "Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's ......

Posted On Friday, May 30, 2014 8:43 AM

My user voice feedback for Visual Studio. It is hanging on testsettings editing.
If you have had Visual Studio hang when editing a testsettings file, please vote up my feedback to Visual Studio. http://visualstudio.uservoi... I run into this every time I have to update a testsettings file or change some properties on the Vm test agents. Thanks, Kevin ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:03 AM

HTML Editing and Prototyping tools
We’ve been talking about how to improve workflow between designers and developers for web applications. Our designer is learning HTML and CSS, but is not proficient in it yet. I’ve worked with several in the past how are great at creating things in Photoshop and designing a page, but all they can hand off is a static image. Prototyping is another thing that can be very valuable skill for a designer and developer to be able to do. I’ve worked with a designer that used Blend to create different prototypes ......

Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:30 PM

Use LinqPad to Kill Windows Processes
You can use the TaskManager and right click processes or you can use taskkill /im myprocess.exe /f in the command line or you can use LinqPad. Open LinqPad, change to C# Statements, paste var processes = Process.GetProcessesByName(... processes.ForEach(p => p.Kill()); and click run. It will kill all msbuild.exe processes. Change the name as you need to. Process is in the System.Diagnostic.Process namespace ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:09 PM

A few hints to get started with writing code to test your code
I’ve talked about and shown examples of testing with code (we usually say Unit testing) with fellow developers, but it seems that there is always a barrier to getting started. Here are some of my thoughts on helping you get past that barrier. Notice that I avoided “Unit testing” in my title. I break testing with code into several categories, that help me think and talk about testing. Unit Functionality of test directly, with dependencies removed through mocks or fakes. Behavior (BDD) Test the expected ......

Posted On Friday, May 2, 2014 4:42 PM

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