Composite Application Block (CAB) Programming Essentials – Crucial For CAB Performance

Rich Newman  posted awesome guides for Composite Application Block (CAB) programming: Table of Contents: Introduction to CAB/SCSF Part 1 Modules and Shells Part 2 WorkItems Part 3 Introduction to Dependency Injection Part 4 An Aside on Inversion of Control, Dependency Inversion and Dependency Injection Part 5 Dependency Injection and the Composite Application Block Part 6…


Security Tools From Microsoft ACE Team

Mark covers arsenal of security tools available from Microsoft ACE team. The tools are: Threat Analysis & Modeling Enterprise (TAM-E) CAT.NET (Code Analysis Tool) Spider TCM (Assessment and compliance tool)


XSSDetect Public Beta now Available!

XSSDetect public beta is now available for download on MSDN. Overview XSSDetect is a static code analysis tool that helps identify Cross-Site Scripting security flaws found within Web applications. It is able to scan compiled managed assemblies (C#, Visual Basic .NET, J#) and analyze dataflow paths from sources of user-controlled input to vulnerable outputs. It…


Tester Center Launched On MSDN

Test Center launched on MSDN The Microsoft Tester Center showcases the test discipline as an integral part of the application lifecycle, describes test roles and responsibilities, and promotes the test investments required to deliver high-quality software. The center in its inception phase but already consolidates vital resources for people who care about latent BUT important…


Examining WCF Diagnostic Traces Using Service Trace Viewer Tool (SvcTraceViewer.exe)

Service Trace Viewer Tool (SvcTraceViewer.exe) tool comes with Microsoft® Windows® Software Development Kit for Windows Vista™ and .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components. It allows to view WCF diagnostics traces in very convenient way. “Using Service Trace Viewer for Viewing Correlated Traces and Troubleshooting” article explains how. Specifically I used it for two scenarios Troubleshooting when…


Customize Community Server Skin With CSS Overrides And Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar

Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar helps me customizing my Community Server Skin via CSS overrides feature to what ever I like. Here are simple steps I apply: Identify specific elements to customize Inspect the whole CSS and identify the element’s properties Update CSS overrides Install Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar. Fire up IE Developer Toolbar from Tools->Toolbars->Explorer Bar->IE Developer Toolbar….


Improve Web Application Performance By Reducing Number Of Http Requests – Fiddler To The Rescue

Making Fewer HTTP Requests is #1 rule for improving performance for Web Applications according to Yahoo: “Reducing the number of HTTP requests in your page is the place to start. This is the most important guideline for improving performance for first time visitors.” Here is how Fiddler can help to identify number of requests that…


How To: Create a “Hello World” WCF Service Using Visual Studio And IIS 6.0

JD Meier walks through the creation of simple WCF services to be hosted in IIS 6.0. Summary of Steps Step 1.  Create the test service Step 2. Add a Hello World Method Step 3.  Test your WCF service Step 4.  Enable meta-data for your WCF Service. Step 5.  Create the test client. Step 6.  Add…


235 More Ideas For VSTS Process Templates

It started with ADD, Asshole driven development, by Scott Berkun and went wild with another more 234 comments and suggestions…