101 Visual Studio Samples

posted on 2005-09-01 at 01:53:48 by Joel Ross

I'm probably the last person to mention this, but Microsoft has released 101 samples for Visual Studio 2005 in both C# and VB flavors. The categories include base class libraries, data access, web development, and windows forms. more »

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Parameterized Unit Tests

posted on 2005-08-21 at 17:13:45 by Joel Ross

This is older, but Microsoft has a research paper about Parameterized unit tests. It's an interesting concept. Let's say you have a method that has a few extremes that need to be tested - let's try a simple example of multiplication. You would want to te… more »

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Web Projects In VS 2005 - Update

posted on 2005-08-15 at 23:06:42 by Joel Ross

Apparently I'm not the only one who's hearing the buzz around the new web projects in Visual Studio 2005. Scott Guthrie is too. And he's on vacation in Mexico! Anyway, he has a great post explaining a few things. Both of the issues I listed earlier (refe… more »

Categories: ASP.NET


References in Web Projects in VS.NET 2005

posted on 2005-08-11 at 23:51:19 by Joel Ross

This is why I usually don't start posting until I'm caught up on my blog reading. I just posted tonight about one of the problems with the new project-less web projects in VS.NET 2005?- you can't easily manage updates to binary references (or, for that m… more »

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Web UI Design Patterns

posted on 2005-08-11 at 23:42:14 by Joel Ross

I've been reading Design Patterns recently, so I'm in the pattern mode of thought. Which is why this post from Thomas Williams was so interesting. It's a link to a website that has a list of a bunch of design patterns - for web pages! Given that I do mo… more »

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Projectless Web Projects in VS.NET 2005

posted on 2005-08-11 at 21:57:09 by Joel Ross

There's been a lot of talk about ASP.NET 2.0's model of project-less web sites (including from Jeffrey Palermo on the latest DotNetRocks show), and whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. The consensus seems to be that it's bad. I'm still not sure. I… more »

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AJAX Shopping Cart Follow-up

posted on 2005-08-03 at 23:44:45 by Joel Ross

This whole blogversation thing has been an interesting experience. I'm glad I decided to go ahead and do it - I wasn't sure I had any good input, but figured I would try it out and see what happened. So far, it's been a good thing. My traffic is way up f… more »

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Using AJAX In An E-Commerce Store

posted on 2005-08-03 at 00:13:40 by Joel Ross

First, some background. Tim Haines is starting a blogversation about how the use of AJAX can improve a user's online shopping experience. I'm going to write this post in two parts. The first part will be without looking at any of the other responses, an… more »

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Cyclomatic Complexity

posted on 2005-07-22 at 23:55:24 by Joel Ross

I was introduced to the concept behind CC a while ago, as well as how to measure it, but I never saw any hard numbers about what was an acceptable complexity - until now. Bruce Mcleod has a very nice post that includes a table from Carnegie Mellon Softwa… more »

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Sharing Data Among Server Controls

posted on 2005-07-21 at 00:32:36 by Joel Ross

Jeff Cranford has an interesting post about how you can share data among server controls. It's interesting because it works at design-time too. If you've ever built a custom server control, you'll appreciate the difficulties that design-time support caus… more »

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