Check out my recent writing on Medium

My recent writing can be found on Medium. I have been writing about running a strong software development team and being an effective manager. Here are some of my articles: Have you written down your team values? The importance of having an explicit set of shared team values. Regularly Scheduled Hackathons Building a stronger and…

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Chutzpah 4.3.0 – Web Server Mode

Chutzpah 4.3.0 is now available and its largest new feature is Web Server mode. Web Server Mode Chutzpah historically built your test harness using local file paths (e.g. file:///some/path.js).  This has worked well for the most part but has problems like causing cross-origin errors when opening the generated harness in the browser and complicating testing…

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Pin a work item query in VS Code

A couple weeks ago the VSTS Extension for VS Code was released. This extension adds command and status bar integration for Visual Studio Team Services. When using this extension I loved seeing the number of pull requests and the build state in the status bar but I wished I could see the count of bugs…

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Automate Visual Studio Team Services with PowerShell

One of the main skills programmers have is the ability to automate the mundane. In my day to day job of both working on and with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) I find myself performing many of the same tasks over and over. And whenever these tasks require me to leave the comfort of my…

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Chutzpah 4.1 – Visual Studio Debugger Support

A week ago Chutzpah 4.1 which finally adds the ability to debug your unit tests directly from Visual Studio.   Changes VS Debugging Breaking change to how reference comments are processed Support for Skipped tests in Qunit/Jasmine/Mocha Customize code coverage html output location using Transform config   Debugging from Visual Studio Thanks to the awesome…

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Chutzpah 4.0 – Batching, Inheritance and more

Chutzpah 4.0 cleans up some of the legacy baggage while adding the much requested feature of test file batching. Changes Added test file batching Added chutzpah.json inheritance Enable multiple Includes/Excludes for the Tests and References settings Removed legacy built in TypeScript and CoffeeScript compiler Remove support for VS 2010 Package the test adapter assemblies in…

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Chutzpah 3.3.0

Chutzpah 3.3.0 is now available at your usual locations. Changes Update to QUnit 1.16 Update to Jasmine 2.1.3 Improve parsing of Chutzpah.json files (finally allow comments) Skip paths that are too long while discovering tests Integrate test result transformers into Chutzpah.json file Add LCOV test result transformer Add TRX test result transformer Add source map…

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Chutzpah is now on GitHub

Today, I moved Chutzpah from CodePlex to GitHub. I made this move for a few reasons The feature set GitHub offers has grown increasingly compelling. There is a more active community on GitHub and I am hoping this will lead to more user engagement. I have received feedback from multiple Chutzpah users that they would…

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Avoiding side effects when traversing an IVsHierarchy in Visual Studio

There was a bug filed against Chutzpah reporting that Chutzpah’s Visual Studio extension was causing database connection error popup. I was surprised by this since all Chutzpah really does is traverse the project hierarchy and I wasn’t sure how this could result in that error. After digging in and searching online a bit I found…

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This is a temporary post that was not deleted. Please delete this manually. (0c6de444-7261-41dc-9a76-dd648c1f6ecb – 3bfe001a-32de-4114-a6b4-4005b770f6d7) Related Posts: Chutzpah 1.4.0 Released Chutzpah 2.1 now with CoffeeScript support Chutzpah 2.2 with TypeScript support Chutzpah 3.0: Mocha, RequireJS and more… Making linking between anchors in an IFrame work in Chrome…

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