• Testing & ALM

    CS0103: The name 'ViewBag' does not exist in the current context

    Technorati Tags: .NET,ASP.NET MVC I hit this error today while working with an MVC3 application.  It appeared out of the blue – but don’t they always?  Fortunately, I make a habit of committing my work into SVN every time my tests pass, so I could have just reverted back to my last Revision, but I wanted to know what I did to cause this. Much to my demise, the optimistic fixes didn’t work: Restart the debugger several times, because surely that will fix it :-) Close Visual Studio and reopen it. Just kidding.  But we do tend to try those don’t we? Back on topic,...
    December 01, 2011
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    New City, Same Great Conference! Devlink Excels Again

    After many years in Nashville, TN, the Devlink conference moved to Chattanooga, TN. John Kellar, the founder and lead organizer, moved to Chattanooga, and as someone who runs conferences in different cities, I can appreciate John wanting to have DevLink follow him. In the days leading up to the event, it was interesting to hear some folks say they weren’t going to go “because it’s not in Nashville”.  Well, I can say first hand, they screwed up!  John and crew once again put on an awesome show!  Over 120 sessions, and open spaces track, and plenty of off-hours activities made this one...
    September 14, 2011
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    St. Louis Day of .NET Another Major Success

    [Cross posted from http://www.skimedic.com/blog] The 4th annual St. Louis Day(s) of .NET built on the previous years successes and once again delivered an amazing show.  Held at the beautiful Ameristar Casino and Resort in St. Charles, Missouri.  This year, the conference maxed out the capacity of the conference center (over 800 people attended the show!) Hats off to Jeff Fattic, Scott Spradlin, and Kevin Grossnicklaus and the scores (yes I mean scores) of other volunteers that made this event possible. I also have to give props to their spouses, children, friends, and co-workers, since the time commitment to run such a large event is...
    August 30, 2011
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    Do you use Telerik Tools? Please Vote in the DevProConnections Awards

    My employer, Telerik, is once again competing for a bevy awards in the DevProConnections competition.  We are competing in 20 (yes, I mean twenty) categories, so there’s many places where you can show your love! To find out more about the competition you can read this great post on Telerik Blogs. I was a consumer of Telerik tooling long before I became an employee, and am still amazed by the level of responsiveness that the product teams have to feedback that I illicit from the community (both in person and online). Happy Coding!...
    August 23, 2011
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    Announcing the Speaking Lineup for Philly Day of Agile

    Technorati Tags: Agile,Conferences,Scrum,Kanban,Test Driven Development While we still have a couple of speakers that we are trying to work into the line-up (but we only have so many slots, so decisions are very tough), the lineup for the Philadelphia Day of Agile is gearing up to be an awesome event! We have international speakers, agile thought leaders, and experts in the field coming from all over the country to share their knowledge with you!  And the best part?  Admission is only $50!  This is less than half of what it costs to run this event, the rest is paid for by our generous...
    August 17, 2011