The CodePlex Team and the patterns & practices Summit

The CodePlex team will be well represented again at the patterns & practices Summit in Redmond, WA – November 5-9, 2007 . We will be presenting or co-presenting the following sessions: “Yet Another Talk on Agility” – Brad Wilson and Peter Provost Dependency Injection Frameworks – Brad Wilson and Scott Densmore EntLib Devolved – Scott…

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xUnit Test Patterns and Better Software Development for Agile Teams

These two books were recently published by Addison-Wesley. For a blog post on each book see the following on my new blog: xUnit Test Patterns by Gerard Meszaros Better Software Development for Agile Teams by Will Stott and James Newkirk If you have any questions please let me know. Will and I look forward to your…

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Moving Day

I have decided for a number of reasons to move my blog to a new address. The new address is http://jamesnewkirk.typepad.com. For a few posts I will be cross-posting but about a month from now I will be at the new address exclusively. Please join me at my new blog home.

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How to make sense of Code Coverage metrics

(co-authored with Brad Wilson) Even since the release of Visual Studio Team System 2005 with easy to use code coverage tools, people inside (and outside) of Microsoft have been talking about what it means. The most common approach we’ve seen is for a team leader to mandate a minimum code coverage number (like “all code…

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The CodePlex Team and the patterns & practices Summit

The CodePlex team will be well represented (in fact you might get sick of us) at the patterns & practices Summit in Redmond, WA – October 9-12, 2006 . We will be presenting or co-presenting the following sessions: Application Frameworks in IT – Jonathan Wanagel Dependency Injection Architecture – Brad Wilson Evolving to Patterns -…

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ARC 206 – Evolving to Patterns at TechEd

I will be in Boston for TechEd in June to present a talk about design patterns and (IMO) how best to use them in your everyday development. In the past I have found design patterns talks less than inspiring. They tend to be just a presentation of a catalog. The approach that I take this…

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CodePlex.com Beta

Over 13 months ago (April 4, 2005 in fact) I posted something on my blog that I was leaving the patterns & practices team. Since that time we assembled a team of people and in turn built a community site for developers to innovate and participate in collaborative development projects. The web-site launched last Thursday,…

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PDC05 Sessions

I will be in Los Angeles next week (September 13-16, 2005). On Wednesday (September 14) and Thursday (September 15) I will be in the Product Pavilion at the GotDotNet station. I don’t have specific times in which I will be there but if you let me know a time I will be sure to be there. If you…

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NUnit Converter V0.5

I have released V0.5. You can get it here. Due to the feedback I received from Scott Densmore this new version has support for files contained in folders within a project and a number of other bugs he and Brian Button found when converting the tests in Enterprise Library. The other feature that was added to this version…

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NUnit Converter V0.4

I was talking with Scott Densmore and Brian Button who are busy converting the tests in Enterprise Library to use Visual Studio 2005 Team System and they mentioned that they would like to have the converter convert all the files that are contained in a project. The early versions worked on single files. I had…

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