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Ashraful Alam is a Software Architect, who has 8 years of professional experience in Software Development industry. This Bangladeshi national is involved with project management and development of several US based software projects from his country. Already he has managed and developed several software projects, which are being used by several users of different countries, such as USA, Canada, Australia, and Bangladesh. While developing and managing a team, he contains and maintains a set of well defined engineering practices developed by him and other online developer communities.

Due to his willingness to give effort to improve and share better software development practices, Ashraf has been awarded as “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) in ASP.NET category by Microsoft since year 2007 multiple times, which is a rare honor and prestigious reorganization among the developers around the world.

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.NETTER Characters... Every part of your life is best, if you can know yourself and thus create your life like an artist! Testing FLOOT, Unit testing, VSTS Testing etc.
Email Reporter: VSTS 2008 Load Test Plug-in (V1.0) Released
Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System Test Edition provides a powerful platform to perform high volume load testing. It also provides high end flexibilities to write and utilize external plug-in for extended functionalities. Email Reporter: VSTS 2008 Load Test Plug-in enables users to send the load test reports to one or more pre-configured email addresses automatically, once a VSTS Load Test is completed. This open-source load test plug-in also provides supports for customization by which you can ......

Posted On Monday, March 9, 2009 7:00 PM

Smoke, Sanity and Regression Testing: The River Analogy
Roy Osherove written an excellent ‘Restaurant’ analogy to explain the difference between unit tests and integration tests. This type of analogy really becomes lot helpful to understand the concepts that are similar to each other, but has significant difference as well as. In the world of testing, Smoke Testing, Sanity Testing and Regression Testing are very similar to each other: to ensure the quality running the test cases of an existing application with respect to a new feature being added/dropped/modified. ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 6:21 PM

Creating a Performance Benchmark Framework for Your .NET Codes
Performance is a one of the basic requirements in the most of the current trend of web applications. While designing software architecture, there are several technologies kept available for the designers. Among these available options, some of techniques may includes multiple solutions, combining of those can create a case, where the basic performance output can't be determined based on the common sense and/or in depth knowledge on the corresponding topics. In short, based upon different options ......

Posted On Thursday, November 22, 2007 4:32 PM

nDepend: A Good Code Analyzer

nDepend (http://www.ndepend.com/) is a cool tool, that will help you to better understand your .NET code.

Posted On Thursday, August 17, 2006 9:48 AM

5 Reasons to Write Automated Tests for Generated Data Access Layer Code
Software Designers often have to face a common decision factor, that whether they need to design automated test (unit test, integration test etc) infrastructure for data access layer code, specially when the data access layer codes are written using code generator tool. Basically the straight forward answer as ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in this regard depends of several situations/ factors such the size and budget of the project etc. Here are my 5 top reasons to write automated test (unit test, integration test ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 2:33 PM

Top 10 Favorite Performance Counters in Web Site Load Testing Using VSTS 2008
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System/Test Edition provides an excellent tool to perform web site load testing. Using this load testing tool, you can monitor and measure the site performance along with system status with respect to a given load/stress. Fortunately VSTS provides a support for wide range of performance counters, from web page request per second to condition of physical disk, memories. Unfortunately, they are too huge that, initially testers/designers get overwhelmed with all of those, ......

Posted On Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:12 PM

Understanding VSTS Load Test Counters: Requests, Pages and Tests
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System/Test Edition provides an excellent tool to perform web site load testing. Using this load testing tool, you can monitor and measure the site performance along with system status with respect to a given load/stress. Fortunately VSTS provides a support for wide range of performance counters, from web page request per second to condition of physical disk, memories. Unfortunately, they are too huge that, initially testers/designers get overwhelmed with all of those, ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:09 PM

Agile Software Development: More About Human Ideology, Rather Machine or Technology!
In the recent trend of software development and information technology, Agile has been a Buzz word among the developer community. There are three types of guys, while a new hype gets introduced. First, who really ignores it, as it is being hype, second, who really get excited about it, but really not very aware to utilize the concept properly, and the third, who really don’t care about whether it is hype or not, but cares to utilize and adopt it properly. It’s very hopeful that the third type of ......

Posted On Friday, January 30, 2009 1:53 PM

Can't access asp.net application from intranet ?
Yesterday my team has fallen into a strange problem. On a Windows XP SP 2 machine, my assistant Ehsna wanted host an asp.net application so that other developers in our LAN can have a beta test on it. Well he can access the application from his pc, but others couldnot! "The page cannot be displayed" page was displayed! Strange, as the same application has been hosted and tested previously in LAN, so whats the problem now? Ehsan, spent few hours digging on this issue in internet but didn’t found ......

Posted On Thursday, August 10, 2006 1:35 PM

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