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Fluent Assertions as a NuGet package

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As of now you can download the latest version of Fluent Assertions directly from within Visual Studio 2010. Just install the NuGet package manager, select Add Library Package Reference from the project context menu and search for FluentAssertions.

January 15, 2011

Verifying PropertyChanged events in Silverlight using Fluent Assertions

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Yesterday, I blogged about the newest release of Fluent Assertions for .NET and Silverlight and promised to demonstrate the new event monitoring syntax. Since I’m a Silverlight addict, I decided to show you an example of a MVVM unit test when using the traditional Assert class and the same exampl...

January 4, 2011

A new year with a new release of Fluent Assertions

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Christmas usually means a week off and a whole lot of free time between the social obligations and spending some quality time with my wife and daughter. That’s why I decided to get rid of some of the backlog items for the next version of Fluent Assertions. And I’m done, version 1.3.0 is a fact. N...

January 3, 2011

December Update of the Coding Guidelines for C# 3.0 and C# 4.0

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I finally found some time to update the coding guidelines with some feedback I received since it’s original release in June this year. I’ve removed the following guidelines because I found that they were either very exotic or not general enough for most developers: Avoid side-effects when...

December 23, 2010

A night of Silverlight, WPF, unit testing and Caliburn Micro

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Last Thursday, me and my employer Aviva Solutions hosted the December edition of the DotNED user group in Leiden. And yesterday a shared my Silverlight reference architecture on this year’s last SDN Event. I gave two talks that evening and one last night and wanted to share my slides and example ...

December 11, 2010

ReSharper versus CodeRush through the eyes of a keyboard addict

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I've been a very long-time and very happy user of ReSharper, and I’ve become very dependent of it. I wouldn't know what to do with a plain Visual Studio 2010 installation. However, I also heard many great things about the combination of DevExpress's CodeRush and their Refactor! Pro products. Appa...

November 29, 2010