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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Visual Basic 6.0 IDE goes out of support

In just 1 week from today, on April 8, 2008, the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE will no longer be supported.  If you haven’t converted all your apps to .NET shame on you (I mean that in a pure-poor-humor sort of way, in fact it’s widely recognized that migrations aren’t always straight forward, each migration strategy may…

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Upgrade TFS from the Trial edition to a licensed copy…

If you were an early adopter and/or just testing out Team Foundation Server 2008 and now want to upgrade to a licensed copy without reinstalling on new hardware see this MSDN article for the appropriate steps: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404852.aspx (Note if you are a Volume Licensed customer, you may need to call product support because you will…

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Step-by-step Introduction to LINQ to SQL

Here I’ll give you a quick introduction to LINQ using Visual Studio 2008. Click here to learn more about LINQ in general, otherwise download a 90-day trial Visual Studio 2008 (if you are a student you can download the professional edition for FREE) and fire it up! First we will look at some very basic…

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Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Integration

Consider this a pre-post…  I received a lot of questions in regards to the integration of VS 2008 and SQL 2008.  As of the current date SQL 2008 was just released as a CTP while VS 2008 has already be made publically available.  The main things that folks are realizing is the lack of SQL…

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