Visual Studio Toolbox: Unit Testing: Moq Framework

This is the third of a four part series, recorded this summer, where I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss unit testing. This series expands on the 2017 Unit Testing episode. In this episode, we cover the Moq framework. Mocking provides the ability to simulate an object. For example, you can test a call…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: A History of .NET

In this episode, I am joined by Richard Campbell, co-host of .NET Rocks. We spend orr time together reviewing the history of .NET, the subject of a book Richard is working on. We start with why .NET was created and end with .NET Core and we cover lots of milestones in between. Just an informal…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Blazor Part 2

This is the second of a two part episode recorded in August. Special guest hosts Sam Basu and Ed Charbeneau take us on a tour of Blazor, an experimental .NET web framework using C# and HTML that runs in the browser using a relatively new standardized web technology called WebAssembly. Sam and Ed show how…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Blazor Part 1

This is the first of a two part episode recorded in August. Special guest hosts Sam Basu and Ed Charbeneau take us on a tour of Blazor, an experimental .NET web framework using C# and HTML that runs in the browser using a relatively new standardized web technology called WebAssembly. Sam and Ed show how…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Unit Testing: xUnit

This is the second of a four part series, recorded this summer, where I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss unit testing. This series expands on the 2017 Unit Testing episode. In this episode, Phil and I cover the xUnit testing framework. After explaining the new terminology, the demonstrated features cover data driven (or…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Unit Testing: Test Driven and Scenario Based Testing

This is the first of a four part series, recorded this summer, where I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss unit testing. This series expands on the 2017 Unit Testing episode. In this episode, Phil and I take a deep dive into the details and philosophy of Test Driven Development (TDD), including demonstrating a…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: UI Tests for Desktop and UWP Apps

In this episode, I am joined by Timotius Margo, who shows how to create automated UI tests for desktop apps using the WinAppDriver UI Recorder. WinAppDriver is a UI automation service for Windows 10. You can use the UI Recorder to track keyboard and mouse interactions and then view generated C# code. That code provides…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Adding Images to Comments with CodeRush

In this episode, Robert is joined by Mark Miller, who shows us a brand new feature in the latest version of CodeRush. Mark shows how easy it is to embed images, diagrams, formulas, tables, etc., inside source code. You can paste any image from the clipboard or reference a local file in markdown. For more…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Getting started with Windows IoT Episode #6

In the final episode in this introduction series, Dmitry and Suz discuss how you can add a professional touch to your Windows IoT Core smart device prototype. They’ll cover 3D printed housing and how to create a case for your device, an overview of adding Azure IoT Edge to unlock more robust cloud functionality, and…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Getting started with Windows IoT Episode #5

In the fifth episode of this series, Dmitry and Suz continue covering Windows IoT Core fundamentals using a custom built smart IoT device prototype. This time they’ll be walking through using Azure IoT Hub’s Device Methods to control the device remotely. You’ll learn how to remotely capture photos from a smart device and store them…

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