One of the benefits of programming in C#/VB.NET is amount of tools available - from Visual Studio to build servers to unit testing frameworks it seems that there is a tool for every job. I thought that my .NET tool belt has everything I need until recently, while learning Python (actually IronPython) I’ve discovered Python-Nose … Continue reading #Nose – the unit test discovery tool
If you’ve been reading my blog you may have noticed that I’m not above self advertisement and this post is no different. At Typemock we’ve started a series of webcasts called “this week in test”, as you might have guessed we post a new episode each week. This is the place where two guys talk … Continue reading This Week In Test Webcast
The first time I heard this question was a penal at the DotNetRocks podcast with a similar title. My first reaction was NO! if anything software development is becoming easier. I remember back in the old days of 2003 when I scored my first programming job (at Intel) I was part of a development team … Continue reading Is Software Development Too Complex?
I’ve been using R# v5 for a few weeks (ever since the nightly builds were made public) and I’m not going back. There is an exception now and then but it get caught by R# and reported back (if you want it to) without causing any problems with Visual Studio. There are some feature I … Continue reading Five reasons to install Resharper 5 today
In the last post I wrote about a simple method that can help .NET developers micro measure the memory consumption of their application, in this post I want to show a way to measure application performance. Before I start I want to state here and now that there is no substitute to using an actual … Continue reading Poor developer’s performance profiler
Some tools save you money. The rule of the thumb is that if you save X days using the tool and your salary is Y dollars (or whatever you get paid with) per day then the tool is worth X times Y - it’s that simple. Over the years I’ve used several tools to do … Continue reading Poor developer’s memory profiler