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Enterprise Library 5.0 is under development NOW

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It’s a shame this year’s Microsoft Developer Days does not cover anything of the work the Patterns & Practices team is doing. However I know from first hand that they’re doing a very good job. A few weeks ago, you were given the opportunity to vote for your favorite feature or improvements, a...

April 22, 2009

We’ve just passed more than 1000 unit tests

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In November 2008, me and some fellow colleagues have started working on a new project where we use Test Driven Development to gain a highly maintainable and highly testable system. Today, we have reached our 1000st unit test, or better, ‘specification’. The term Test Driven is a bit misleading si...

April 14, 2009

Wildcard Proposal: TDD and SOLID, two ingredients for high quality software

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Many attempts have been made to improve the overal quality of our software development efforts, but if there’s one I’d like to put some attention on, it’s Test Driven Development. It’s design-first, test-first approach has proved significant increases in overal quality. However, TDD is not easy a...

April 9, 2009

Help prioritizing Enterprise Library 5.0

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Patterns & Practices has just finished compiling a list of candidate features and improvements for the next installment of the Enterprise Library. Grigori Melnik, the Enterprise Library’s product manager has opened an online survey and invites the .NET community to share their priorities and,...

April 1, 2009

The Query Command Separation principle, who was right?

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Yesterday, at my Design Patterns & Testability session at the dotNED meeting, I tried to explain the purpose of the Query Command Separation principle. However, somebody from the company Quadrant (forgot to ask for his name) mentioned an entirely different explanation of the pattern. Since ma...

March 27, 2009