Visual Studio 2008 and XML Tools

Sure – it’s a little late in coming, but still feels good to say that Visual Studio 2008 has shipped! You can try the 90-day trial versions or the FREE Express Editions of Visual Studio 2008 right now and get started. There are a ton of cool new features and improvements on the XML Editor…

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Changing Gears

After a memorable ~5 years on the Commerce Server team, I recently changed gears and have joined the world of SQL Data Programmability. There are a ton of cool things happening on this front and the area my immediate team will be working on currently is the XML Editor and XSLT Debugger (yes – there is…

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MSDN Tester Center now live

Great to see the MSDN Tester Center go live! You can expect to see this evolve as a central portal for all-things-test and a window into a lot of the great test minds working at Microsoft! Check out the great set of Whiteboard Videos already available on this site. Kudos to the team that got…

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The BEST Silverlight sample of them all…

Oh well…I am biased since I worked on this…but I really think this is a COOL demo of silverlight and AJAX and what eCommerce scenarios can look like. I especially like the use of videos which I was initially skeptical about but I think can actually influence the impulsive buyers a lot while creating a really…

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Elements of MBT – Part 3 – Actions and Action Parameters

In the last 2 posts we have looked at what we mean by a model of a system and defined what States and State Variables are. In this post we’ll look into Actions and Action Parameters. We can define an Action as something that modifies or exercises the system. Thus “TurnIgnitionOn” (in the car model…

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Elements of MBT – Part 2 – States and State Variables

This is a continuation of the Elements of MBT series of posts which I started last time with Part 1 and covered what is meant by a model of a software system. In this post I shall be covering additional concepts which you will need to know to gain a better understanding of Model Based…

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Elements of MBT – Part 1 – What is a model?

In this series of “Elements of MBT” posts, I will be covering some basic concepts used when trying to build models of software systems for use in Model Based Testing. The aim is to give an explanation of the various elements involved in defining a model of a software system and hopefully this should get…

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I’m making a difference

And so can you. Simply while chatting with your buddies. What I find quite amazing about this initiative is the no-limit on the amount of donation made to each organization. i’m is a new initiative from Windows Live™ Messenger. Every time you start a conversation using i’m, Microsoft shares a portion of the program’s advertising…

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Model for Getting Drunk

You know your team members are really catching onto this whole model-based way of thinking when they pull your leg over a few drinks in a bar and say (tongue in cheek): “So Nihit, the ‘Action‘ of having this drink will take me from a ‘Sober‘ state to a ‘Drunk‘ state, right?”. Yes – exactly…

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