Michael Stephenson

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April 2007 Entries

Calling MsTest from MsBuild with multiple test containers
Learnt something new with MsTest today… in the scripts I have for our projects we run the tests using MsTest from the command line as follows: <Exec Command='"$(VS80COMNTOOLS).... /testcontainer:Acme\Group\B... /runconfig:localtestrun.tes... /> <Exec Command='"$(VS80COMNTOOLS).... /testcontainer:Acme\Group\B... ......

Posted On Friday, April 27, 2007 10:13 AM | Comments (21) |

BizTalk Map Problem
Update.... Ive got some info from Microsoft regarding the Visual Studio crach which you experience when opening maps when you have test projects. The scenario is discussed on the following link: http://geekswithblogs.net/m... The response from Microsoft was basically as follows: "The investigation done by the dev team has determined that the problem is caused in part by code calling Marshal.ReleaseComObject on a project of type Microsoft.visualStudio.Test... ......

Posted On Friday, April 27, 2007 10:02 AM | Comments (0) |

BizTalk & Continuous Integration - Ensure builds dont conflict
Problem We currently have a number of BizTalk Applications under development, each has its own Solution. As we begin integrating them with Continuous Integration there will be a potential issue. Imagine the scenario where Application A and Application B both have check-ins performed at a similar time triggering the automated build for both projects. As both Applications depend on BizTalk if the build process does something to BizTalk it might cause the build of the other to fail. An example of this ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 3:58 PM | Comments (3) |

I hate the visual studio configuration manager
We all have things in the development tools and processes that bug us and this is one of mine. Why am i blogging about this? - To relieve some frustration - On the off chance that someone might read this who can do something about it ;-) What is the configuration manager? The configuration manager is that tool in visual studio that allows you to configure what mode different projects are in. See diagram. Why does it bug me? Most of these bug me's are related to things i have come across in BizTalk ......

Posted On Sunday, April 15, 2007 8:26 AM | Comments (4) |

WSE Adapter Published Web Services with .net Message Types
I recently had to do some work on a BizTalk application being developed on our project. Because of my experiences with the WSE adapter one of the tasks i needed to do was to configure all of the WSE stuff for this application. I came across the problem below. Problem I wanted to publish an orchestration as a web service using the WSE adapter web publishing wizard. The orchestration used .net messages as opposed to ones based on a schema. When i generated the web service the service was untyped, accepting ......

Posted On Sunday, April 15, 2007 8:10 AM | Comments (0) |

US Masters Thoughts
Just watches the end of the US Masters and here are a few random thoughts.... 1. Zach Johnson - Congratulations on winning 2. Tiger Woods - I wish i was so good at anything that I could play as crap as Tiger did and still finish 2nd 3. The Masters Committee - Whats going on with the course. The first 3 days were boring as the course has been made so difficult the only exciting shots are chips and pitches. I think you have got lucky in the fact that the last 9 on Sunday was quite exciting otherwise ......

Posted On Sunday, April 8, 2007 10:50 PM | Comments (0) |

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