Have you ever taken a screwdriver to your TV just to find out how it works? Do you know how your computer looks form the inside? Ever pressed a button just to see what it does? Sounds familiar? probably because part of being a software developer (I assume you are a software developer) is finding … Continue reading Free book for the tinkering developer
During the weekend I got an invite to Google’s new (or rather newer) product – Wave and I’ve decided to find out what it’s all about. What is Google Wave for? Reading the answer from the about page: Google Wave is an online communication and collaboration tool that makes real-time interactions more seamless -- in … Continue reading Google Wave – first impression
It’s that time in the month when I shed a light on cool tools releases that every (.NET) developer should know about. Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 The new Visual Studio is one step closer to it’s release. Today MSDN subscribers (yours truly among them) can download the latest release of the upcoming 2010 version … Continue reading Software News – October 2009
Unit testing success is determined by several factors: the project, team commitment and the tools used. Having a unit testing framework is a must, having an easy way to run your tests is just as important. Although every single unit testing framework in the market has way to run tests from a console and a … Continue reading .NET unit testing essentials – Integrated test Runners
Today I witnessed my first internet lynch - that’s right I saw how the masses rose to crush someone who said something they didn’t agree with… Now that I have your attention I can explain what happened - a guy asked a very good question on StackOverflow: Why do I need an IoC container as … Continue reading Do we need IoC containers?
For the last 24 hours I had problems compiling one of specific project. The project won’t compile because apparently: “O/R Designer validation failed for file: .dbml Error: The operation could not be completed. Unspecified error”. The weird thing was that I didn’t change anything in that project, in fact that project was not changed since … Continue reading What to do when Visual Studio fails
Unit testing your code is easy – all you need is to write simple test code and run it from time to time to check if your code misbehaves. But there is more to successfully using unit tests then just write these tests, in fact I saw quite a few talented developers get frustrated and … Continue reading Unit testing as a team sport