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Chris Canal A Scottish .NET Developer
Recently I’ve been working a lot with the new ASP.NET MVC framework, with Preview 1 (bleh) and the interim drop, Pre-Preview 3? The ActionResult is a fantastic addition, making the framework far easier to test. However, I noticed I was basically doing the same thing for each test: [Test] public void TestSomething() { var actionResult = controllerUT.Something() ......

Quote: ...legacy code is simply code without tests. - Working Effectivly with Legacy Code - Micheal Feathers I was discussing testing with a friend the other day, mainly Test Driven Development and we got onto the topic of new code without tests and retrofitting them. The first thing that popped into my head was the above quote and the following: Quote: ......

I'm attending this weekends Developer Day Scotland in Glasgow and I'm trying to organise an ALT.NET meet/Open Spaces. I've left it really really late, but hopefully I'll be able to get something together. When I say "I'll", I'm hoping this will soon be "we'll". So, any other ALT.NETters attending DD and interested in having a short session? Colin, one ......

As you may or may not have seen, a few people have been blogging about Professional ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB on Amazon.com being $16. Being in the UK, I thought I would check it out. Turns out its just as cheap: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pro... I've just ......

I'm trying to deploy an SSIS task onto a server and I'm getting the following error: The task "script task" cannot run on this edition of Integration Services. It requires a higher level edition The task in question is a Script Task and the SSIS package is loaded from the file system and executed with C#. It connects to a spreadsheet and retrieves the ......

Scott Hanselman has been spending some time making an interesting ALT.NET Greek Code Generator. Just check some boxes and create your very own ALT.NET Geek badge, now in Silverlight ......

I've just upgraded to the latest version interim drop of the MVC framework and MVC Contrib (which I can't seem to build from source using NAnt...). Everything appeared to be ok, except for one thing: a controller action that uploads a file was now throwing an error: cannot convert from 'System.Web.HttpPostedFileB... to 'System.Web.HttpPostedFile' After ......

Have all your Desgin Pattern woes solved and more: http://uncyclopedia.org/wik... As a general rule of thumb, keep in mind that your code instantly gets 270-890% better when using design patterns (unless, of course, you are programming in Perl or Assembly). Note also that design patterns let you score big time with the ladies at parties ......

Looks like there is going to be a meetup on the 28th of May for the Scotland ALT.NET User Group. Unfortunately I might be on holiday so I won't be there! :( If your interesting in participating, check out the mailing list. Looks like it will be an informal meet up in Waxy O'Conner as a precursor to a more formal meetup. I'm keen on getting an Open Space ......

My dev manager has decided he has had enough of the terrible level of development education in Glasgow, so he's wanting to start a Glasgow ALT.NET User Group. It's not a job requirement for me to join, so I'm there. If your in Scotland and you want to discuss ALT.NET with other Scotland based develoepers, be sure to sign up. He posted on Scottish Developers ......

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