Slightly late edition today – I closed the laptop lid before it had published!
- Announcing JustCode Q2 2013 – Phil Japikse announces the latest release of Telerik’s JustCode Visual Studio extension which brings with it a bunch of great new features including decompilation and debugging of dependent assemblies, new macros, test runner improvements and enhanced refactoring capabilities
- Navigation Improvements in ReSharper 8 – Dmitri Nesteruk gives a taste of the improvements being made to the code navigation capabilities of ReSharper, introducing their new Go To Everything functionality
- Microsoft SQL 14 CTP1 Product Guide – Deepthi Anantharam highlights the availability of SQL Server 2014 Product Guide documents which outline various use cases for SQL Server 2014 and how the new features of the platform help.
- But what does it all mean? – Jon Skeet discusses the importance of semantics in communication, discussing how he is now finding himself being picky about the semantics of data, and the importance of understanding the format of the data being discussed
- C# Language Specification 5.0 – Menny Rachmanny highlights the C# 5.0 language specification download from Microsoft, discussing why it is useful to have this document as a first port of call reference when you need to understand something about the C# language
- Using Visual Studio 2013 to Diagnose .NET Memory Issues in Production – Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs – Andrew B Hall gives us a taste of the Visual Studio 2013 capabilities for debugging and diagnosing memory issues in our .NET Applications, discussing the classes of memory issues we run into, and looking at examining an ASP.NET applications memory use with the new tooling.
- Introduction to Unit Testing Part 3: Unit Testing Sucks – Erik Dietrich is mid series on a series looking at Unit Testing, and in this part suggests that you should leave TDD until you are familiar with unit testing, and discusses strategies to introduce unit testing to projects (and developers)
- You Shall Not Test Methods – Tomek Kaczanowski makes some good points about not specifically testing methods of classes but testing behaviours of classes
- Run tests explicitly in xUnit.net – Jimmy Bogard discusses his migration from NUnit to xUnit.NET, and his need to have tests run at development or build server built time, but not both, and looks at implementing this functionality for xUnit.NET.
- Getting started with Developing for the AGENT SmartWatch – Rob Chartier continues with his look at developing for the AGENT smart watch, exploring the tooling and SDK