Building a Test-Driven Development Example
According to Jonathan Cogley, Test-Driven Development (TDD) is gaining in popularity. James Newkirk, Peter Provost and Brian Button are working on a new TDD example named Bookmark Collection. You can catch-up on this effort by reading the following posts:
- New TDD Example: Bookmark Collection
- Bookmark Collection User Stories
- Bookmark Collection – Story #1
BorCon & VSLive! Events
There are two conferences happening on opposite sides of the US this week: Borland‘s BorCon in San Jose and Fawcette’s VSLive! in Orlando. According to Robert Green, you can watch videos of Soma‘s keynote on The Future of Microsoft Development Tools and Dave Mendlen’s keynote on Connected Systems and Service Orientation at the Fawcette web site. Soma also has a post from VSLive! up on his blog. Soma also announced a new Visual Studio edition: Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition. At BorCon, Borland announced their Software Delivery Optimization strategy, which eWeek notes will simultaneously compete with and augment Team System.
Stuart Kent on MDA Compliance
I read on Jim Steel’s blog that back in August there was lots of discussion on OMG lists about what makes a compliant MDA tool. I followed a link from his blog to this entry, and there were three aspects that intrigued me.
Team System Now on Product Feedback Center
- Class Designer
- Code Analysis
- Code Coverage
- Distribute System Designers
- Help and Documentation (not in the list yet, but it’ll be there soon!)
- Load Testing
- MS Excel Integration
- MS Project Integration
- Other Testing Tools
- Portfolio Project Creation
- Portfolio Project Web Site
- Profiling Tools
- Setup / Installation
- Source Control
- Unit Testing
- Work Item Tracking
Testing Private Methods
Dateline Kuala Lumpur
Update – shortly after posting this, Harry posted again, in which he speaks highly of Gurpreet Pall’s presentation on Enterprise Architecture (EA).
Team System Install Failures
There have been a lot of blog posts on the subject of Team System installations, both successes and failures. I’m going to cover all of those in a separate post today or tomorrow. Hopefully, I’ll be able to offer some guidance that will help eradicate some of those failures. Until then, be sure to keep up with the Ask Burton FAQ (rss).