- Visual Studio Survey: How do you develop for multiple form factors? – The Visual Studio Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs – Jessica Rich and the Visual Studio Team want your feedback on how you perform development for multiple platforms – so if this is something you have experience of, share the benefit of your experience, and you stand a chance of winning a prize.
- Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes – eBook update v1.2 posted – Willy-Peter Schaub highlights the latest updates to the ‘Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes’ ebook, from the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. This update fixes a number of small reported issues, along with adding a new section on Working with Code Contracts.
- Workflows of Refactoring – Martin Fowler shares a slide deck discussing the workflow behind refactoring, and how it can be both a thing to do after you’ve written code, and also (and equally) something to do before you add code for a new feature.
- Limiting Variables to Ease Learning – Jesse Taber discusses how the friction of learning a new platform/editor/supporting tooling can be a significant drag on learning a new programming language, and how the Visual Studio tooling for Python and Node.JS make adoption of these languages much easier.
- Techniques to Debug Applications in Windows Part 2: Debugging Windows Application – CodeProject – ‘shailesh91082′ takes a look at debugging practices for Windows applications, exploring the use of DebugDiag and Application Verifier.
- NxtGenUG – Event : Mocking Bird !! , Hands On: Mocking Practice and Theory –
CraftyCoders (Bromsgrove, England) & .NET Developer Network – "The good, the bad and the ugly of mocking" with Ian Russell – Ian Russell is taking to the road this January with a session on Mocking, one of the least understood, most poorly executed and contentious activities that we can undertake in .Net. The session will help resolve any misunderstandings and help you to determine if mocking will help you to add value to your software projects by delving deeply into the practices and philosophy of mocking. You can catch Ian’s session on the evenngs of Tuesday 14th Jan at NxtGenUG Brimingham, Thursday 16th Jan at Crafty Coders in Bromsgrove, and Tuesday 28th Jan at .NET Developer Network in Bristol.