• .NET

    Evolving Simple Wireframes With AppMock

    December 06, 2012 Share
    In an earlier post I introduced the initial wire-frame design for an application that I’ll be creating from scratch in XAML and C#, tentatively named Conference Buddy. As noted in that article, Phil Japikse will be creating the same application in HTML/JavaScript and Michael Crump will be creating the companion application for Windows Phone 8. As we think about and design (and re-design), we’ve switched over to a Telerik AppMockPage1show case application named AppMock , available in the Windows Store.
  • Testing & ALM

    The Importance of Wireframes in Application Design

    December 04, 2012 Share
    Recently, I joined efforts with two of my good friends and fellow Telerik Evangelists Michael Crump and Jesse Liberty to jointly build an application that would run on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Michael will do the Windows Phone development, Jesse Windows 8 with C# and XAML, and I will tackle the WinJS version. Jesse did a great job of outlining the goals of the application and the initial wireframes of the application in his post on the project kick off. I want to focus on the value of using Wireframes in application design.
  • Testing & ALM

    JustCode JavaScript Templates for WinJS

    November 25, 2012 Share
    I’ve been doing a lot of WinJS work recently, and I am an avid user of the JustCode Template functionality.  So, I thought I’d share my templates as I have them now, and will update this post as I update them or create more.  For more information on creating JustCode templates, please see this help content. For each template, I show my acronym in parenthesis.  For example, the first template’s acronym is “winjsfile”.  I also don’t show the results for every template, since some of them are obvious. Templates for New JavaScript File This template and the related templates following are used when I...
  • Testing & ALM

    The Telerik Report Designer: More Powerful Than Ever Webinar

    October 29, 2012 Share
    Slides, Source Code and Video to the "The Telerik Report Designer: More Powerful Than Ever" Webinar Now Available We want to thank you all for attending the Telerik Reporting Webinar. As promised, all of the materials are now available for you to download and explore on your own. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. We also suggest that you download Telerik Reporting and the new standalone Report Designer if you haven’t already done so. For Those Who Couldn’t Attend, What is the Telerik Reporting? Telerik Reporting is a lightweight reporting solution for all .NET cloud, web, and...
  • .NET

    Why Mocking Matters

    October 10, 2012 Share
    How does mocking benefit me?  That’s a question I hear a lot as I travel around the world giving talks.  So before we dive into how to use a mocking tool like JustMock, let’s discuss why this is important and the benefit that mocking provides over other techniques like Fakes. In my post on Why SOLID Matters, we refactored a small piece of code to be more SOLID.  Granted, it was a simplistic example, but good for illustrating several key points on SOLID.  We will continue using the same code to discuss the benefits of Mocking.  As a refresher, we ended...