Unit Tests with Visual Studio 2008 (screencast)

Test Driven Development (TDD) has long been advocated as a “best practice” in software development.  Without picking apart the details with this theory, I’ll just summarize the concept: prior to jumping in with both feet, writing functional code, start with stubbed out methods/functions/classes/etc… (you might use Class Designer for this part) second, create a test…

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Web Tests in Visual Studio 2008 (screencast)

If you are interested in testing your web applications, Visual Studio offers a great way to do this without bolt-on or expensive 3rd party tools.  Auto-record, configure, and even generate coded versions (C# or VB) of your web tests, then reuse with/without Load Tests.  You can also add Data Sources (databases, CSV files, and XML…

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Stream Silverlight apps in your blog created with Live Writer…

Here is a cool plug-in for Live Writer from James Clarke (http://www.clarkezone.net/default.aspx?channelid=fe2866cb-00b9-4bff-bb11-1b3a88708a84). Notice I can now just select “Silverlight Streaming Application” from the Insert menu option. If you have a Live ID (or wish to create one), you can get up to 10gb of FREE space to host your Silverlight videos/apps at http://silverlight.live.com.  When you…

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