• .NET

    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...
  • .NET

    The .NET Ninja–Three New Powers

    The mysterious figure in black performing super human feats. The cunning warrior defeating enemies with insightful tactics. The software developer who has mastered .NET development with elevated techniques. These are all examples of the ninja; from legend to today. I once wrote that Telerik JustCode will transform you into a .NET ninja, and then gave examples of how it would do so. Telerik JustCode Q2 2012 grants you three more powers of the .NET Ninja, to be revealed on Monday, June 11th. Here’s a little hint of what’s to come… The Cleaner JustCode enables you to clean a file far beyond the capabilities of...
  • .NET

    Fakes, Stubs, and Mocks

    In Doing Your First Mock, Mehfuz Hossain explained why you should use mocking to improve your unit tests and then used a real world example to demonstrate this technique. In this post, I will take you down a different path using other forms of stand-ins.
  • .NET

    Why I Hate Unit Testing

    So you went to work for the cool company that wooed you with promises of cutting edge technologies and techniques. In the interview, they told you that they are agile and unit test everything. You may or may not have been in an agile environment before, but the important thing you are enthusiastic about joining a team that truly gets software development. You tested on your previous job, even using JustMock to write better tests. You promise you can be agile yourself and quickly adopt their practices. You’re immediately hired. Many of you have been there… maybe you’re there right now. It takes...
  • .NET Mobile

    Quick Tips on Troubleshooting Your Web Pages – Element Inspector and Network Resources

    When I first started out developing web pages back in the day there barely were any tools for development outside of the IDEs that were offered, which weren’t too much to write home about anyways. While some might say that web pages that were manly cluttered with animated GIFs and content related to Warcraft 1 & 2 and Diablo 1 (tells you a lot about my child hood ;)) is not considered much of a web development project, I still say it is (or was) :D. Either way, you wrote your HTML, CSS (fairly new too) and JavaScript and hoped...