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Planning the Windows 8 Cookbook

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I'm currently at Microsoft's Build conference and we're all receiving a Surface RT tablet. That means it's a great moment to talk about my plans for the Windows 8 Cookbook. I know, I know, it's a cheesy name so just be aware that I'm open to better suggestions. Since Silverlight is mostly dead, I...

October 30, 2012

A weekend in Emerald City

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This week is Microsoft Build 2012. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s Microsoft largest and most important annual event for sharing the future of the company’s plans around Windows, Windows Phone and their development platforms. Since with most trips to the US, it’s usually cheaper to ta...

October 30, 2012

Fluent Assertions 2.0 is out of the beta phase

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After six weeks of beta testing, it is time to remove the beta mark from Fluent Assertions 2.0. Since the beta was released, we fixed several little bugs that you won’t notice, but the original release notes still apply. Release 2.0 adds a lot of new features and improvements, most noticeably the...

October 8, 2012

Asserting object graph equivalence using Fluent Assertions 2.0

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As promised in the announcement about version 2.0, I will finally explain the details behind the new extension methods for asserting that two object graphs are equivalent. For the record, these new extension methods are going to supersede the old ShouldHave() method somewhere in a next ...

September 3, 2012

Slides and demo code for my SpecFlow/WaTiN talk

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Yesterday I did a 2-hour talk on getting the most out of UI automation, particularly using SpecFlow and WaTiN. You can find the slides down here and the demo code at GitHub.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="356" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.s...

August 31, 2012

The Best Articles and Blog Posts of August 2012

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Here are some of the highlights of the blog posts, articles and whitepapers I’ve read this month. In two short blog posts, Jimmy Bogard explains seven misconceptions of CQRS and Event Sourcing, and also warns us of the impact of eventual consistency on the user experience. Read about the many ...

August 28, 2012

Breaking with the past (or…Fluent Assertions 2.0 is in beta)

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After many months of development, in particular during in evenings after work and in the weekends, we’re proud to present the first (and hopefully the only) beta of Fluent Assertions 2.0. Together with my good friend and coworker Martin Opdam, and supported by noticeable contributors like Oren No...

August 26, 2012

Quick Review of The Cucumber Book from a SpecFlow perspective

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This week I completed reading a new book titled The Cucumber Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers by Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesoy. Aslak is the founder of the Cucumber project (which is what SpecFlow for .NET is based on), and Matt is one of its most active developers. T...

July 30, 2012

Noticeable quotes from QCon New York

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Just to be clear, I didn’t actually attend QCon New York this year. But after the experience of attending QCon San Francisco in 2010, I never forget the many great quotes you’ll find on Twitter. This time was no different. "Distributed objects failed; for very good reasons. Values rule on the w...

July 26, 2012

Required Reading Material for July 2012

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Since I was already collecting the better articles that I read during the month for sharing with my colleagues and client’s coworkers, I might just as well share them here. Have fun reading them. Virtual Panel: Code-to-Test Ratios, TDD and BDD A great discussion by the authorities on TDD, B...

July 20, 2012