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    Killer .NET Ninja Skills

    The right knowledge and the right tools differentiate the .NET ninjas from the .NET laborers, and the ninja’s choice of Visual Studio productivity tools bestows to those who wield it more power than ever before. The Telerik JustCode Q2 2012 release is leading the way with features such as cloud synchronization and WinRT / Metro support. Last week, I hinted at three powers of the .NET Ninja you will obtain in this release. I will now reveal them, but there is much more. Be sure to attend next week’s webinar to see everything in action! The Cleaner – Prototype Cleaning The Sorcerer – Getting Started Wizard...
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    What's New and Improved in JustCode's Test Runner

    Hot on the heels of the recently added support for QUnit and Jasmine JavaScript testing frameworks in JustCode, we have continued to evolve our Test Runner to make it even better. You will find many improvements in the latest version of JustCode in regard to running QUnit and Jasmine tests from within Visual Studio, and we’ve simplified the way you work with JustCode’s Test Runner to make it quicker and more convenient. Here is a detailed list of improvements:  Jasmine and QUnit tests run faster Support for any browser that is installed on your PC - Firefox, Chrome, Opera, IE, etc. Choose to run QUnit and Jasmine...
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    Writing a JustCode Code Cleaning Extension

    I recently decided to clean up an open source project, and the best tool I found for the job was Telerik JustCode’s Code Clean option. If you’ve never tried it, open the JustCode Options, go to Code Cleaning, then use the drop down to select Full (built-in) and press the “Set as Default” button. If you wish, you can use the “New” or “Clone” button to set up your own profile that matches your coding style. Afterwards, return to a piece of code file and press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F and watch your (co-worker’s) code be processed into a thing of beauty. Opening a...
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    Lazy Programming for Smarties

    As a programmer, I can honestly say that I am lazy. Forget the menial job of repeating tasks... if it takes me an hour to complete an iteration, I would rather spend 3 hours automating the process. You never know when you might need to do it again, and the click of a button is much more satisfying than an hour of processing data. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way either, otherwise Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas wouldn’t have codified the DRY principle in The Pragmatic Programmer…. Don’t Repeat Yourself.  Visual Studio makes it easy to be...
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    JustCode Extension Improvements in 2012 Q1 SP

    The Telerik JustCode 2012 Q1 service pack has been released, and with it comes improvements to help you begin writing JustCode extensions. Project Template Our previous release of JustCode included a project template that included three extension examples for navigation, code marking / fixes, and refactoring. This is accessed from the Telerik menu under Installed Templates when creating a new project. Running this project would copy the assembly to the Libraries\UserExtensions folder in the JustCode installation path. This had the unfortunate side effect of applying the extensions anytime you ran Visual Studio, which would cause the assembly to be locked and hindered the ability...