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Flex Your Pex (Update)
My Pex has not flexed recently. Peli has dropped a new version of Pex with a few breaking changes and I’m two revs behind him on implementing. One thing that I’ve come to realize is that I can’t manage the churn taking place for the code under test. The last few sprints have introduce large amounts of change in our persistence model and that, well, just screws the pooch when you’re trying to keep things updated. I’m trying to figure out the best way to manage the churn in my testing libraries – and ......

Posted On Sunday, July 19, 2009 1:40 PM

My First SketchFlow
Last night I finished my first SketchFlow project last night. I was using the (free) first chapter of an upcoming book “Dynamic Prototyping with SketchFlow in Expression Blend”. This copy doesn’t look like first draft stuff, it’s stuff that you can use right now. The free chapter gets you grounded with how you can put SketchFlow to work for you. The first thing I did was set aside what little I knew about prototyping. I’ve used many napkins to layout an app and that makes total sense. The examples ......

Posted On Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:38 PM

BDUF? I want to go to Fiji!
BDUF was especially interesting when I heard Peter Provost and Billy Hollis speak on this topic during their presentations at the PnP Summit last year. Both made points that I could definitely relate to. You see the (embarrassing) thing about this post is that I didn’t know what BDUF was, and was living it everyday, but waterfall was supposed to be OK? I never heard anyone say BDUF until I hooked up with .NET a few years ago (I wrote my first line in December of 2003), even having done a few tours ......

Posted On Thursday, July 2, 2009 11:31 PM

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