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Day of .NET -- Ann Arbor
I got word this morning that I will be speaking at the Ann Arbor Day of .NET.I am excited about this since it is my first conference. I have given public seminars, and recently gave a talk at the Ann Arbor .NET Users' Group, but this is my first conference. My talk will be about testing WinForms apps using NUnit. I have been developing my technique for testing WinForms GUIs for over a year now and I have learned a lot about the topic. It should be fun!This conference is free, so get registered soon ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:54 PM

Why you REALLY need to think about your interfaces
I was working on performance tuning an application the other day. The code in this post is a rough approximation of the problem I had to solve. The application defines a plug-in interface that the plug-in developers can implement. The plug-in gets initialized with a dictionary and and the application talks through the rest of the interface. public interface IPlugin { void Initialize(Dictionary<st... Information> dataLibrary); string TalkToMe(string message);} The initialization from the application ......

Posted On Monday, September 22, 2008 9:41 PM

Have you seen the new ANTS profiler?
Before I write anything, I want to make it clear: I am not a Red-Gate shill. They have not paid me to say this... in fact, my team pays them for their software. I just feel that sometimes, you just need to recognize superior work.Edit: Since writing this post, Red-Gate has sent me a SWAG package with a T-Shirt, coffee mug and 1 GB USB drive. They did this to thank me for the testimonial of mine that they published. Again, this happened AFTER this post, and I am still not a Red-Gate shill.ANTS of ......

Posted On Friday, September 12, 2008 11:28 AM

Castle Active Record Slides and Links
Last night (9/10/08), I had the pleasure of speaking at the Ann Arbor .NET Developers Group. This was my first public talk in several years, and my first since switching my career focus from Linux to Windows. I had a great time, and I want to thank the group for giving me the opportunity to talk. As promised, I am posting the slides from my talk (PDF). In addition, here are several links that I included in my talk: The Castle Project Castle ActiveRecord NHibernate ActiveWriter Mock Backend for ActiveRecord ......

Posted On Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:56 PM

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