Please do something good for yourselves and me & learn workflows which will make life so great for all of us.
Go through the learning videos from here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/VS2010TrainingCourse_IntroToWF
Your humble AVP of Technology
ILSpy seems to be a very good alternative to old .NET Reflector which is not free anymore.
You can find more details @ http://wiki.sharpdevelop.net/ilspy.ashx
I can’t believe that Microsoft’s static code analysis throws error or warning to “CA1062: Validate arguments of public methods” when using code contracts which is nicely described @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee236408.aspx and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/devlabs/dd491992 or even better described here
They presented this MSDN magazine and haven’t they tested this before making it that public.
I don’t want to give up my rule but what is my choice? Supress
Here are the links to this issue in the community
Here we go,
After so much name discussion, finally project name is clear.
- It needs to be on the cloud (Azure)
- It needs to be clean (Green)
- It needs to be unique
So what makes the gloudcms?
- Runs on cloud
- Currently only designed for windows Azure
- Be Green
- Implement all best practices
- All code analysis rules are passing (implemented ) √
- 100% code coverage (not yet implemented)
- Clean implementation √
- Easy to integrate / install √
- Only requirement to install is
- Put the dll file into your bin directory
- Make 1 line change in web.config
- Copy “Template” folder which contains CMS templates you want to implement (make your own also)
- No additional hardware requirement √
- Platform independent (other that being on .net platform) √
- Can run on azure
- Can run without azure
- Currently supports only
- Looking for translators for other languages send me email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to test drive what is there so far?
Ok, I am not offering all fancy things you can test yet, just a simple admin view is there without saving.
Please note, the importance of this preview is about having simple installation on base asp.net application and being on cloud and implementing all static code analysis rules.
From now on, all features will be coming in and making this very interesting.Simple change in web.config for Azure:
<modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests="true" >
<add name="gloudcms.net" type="SGCmsBase.SGIntercept" />
Change in regular web.config (No Azure)
<add name="gloudcms.net" type="SGCmsBase.SGIntercept" />
There are few very strong QA Automation frameworks available which are watir, watin and selenium so far that I’ve seen quite promising.
All of those have one thing in common. They are all free unlike extremely expensive IBM Rational or HP QTP.
What makes the selection is some factors but most of all, experience of the users with them.
I consider the following to be some killer decisions.
- Ability to have different execution plans based on different scenarios
- Ability to have X many scripts
- Based on scenario execute Y many of them (Y < X) automatically. Such as after every nightly build.
- Proper reporting
- By nature of the framework to be able to run fast
- To be able to execute X many scripts simultaneously
- To be able to execute same script in Y many browsers simultaneously
- Support for web browsers (as many as possible)
Looking forward for your inputs
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I think it is time to test developers if they are up to date with proper design patterns.
And a question to all;
Do developers need to know design patterns or architects & leads would be enough to know?
(Here I am presenting this question to companies who has large number of teams, not for companies with less than 15 developers)
I am sure, many of you had frustrating experience from time to time.
How bad it is to be in situation where a developer causes the whole release to be delayed unnecessarily!
Or one mistake by a developer causes all developers/development teams to suffer?
Or even worse, how a developer cause a huge live bug!
None of those are fun to have and indeed very much frustrating.
What shall we do?
Someone shall take the responsibility because I hate to hear sorry after sorry!
We shall penalize the developer also?
Even better, the TEAM that developer belongs to be penalized so they will be more careful next time!
But what is the solution? How do we penalize a tech team?
Of course not with money!
And firing is also not a problem.
I have a solution which works perfectly!
I simply force the whole team to do one of the following in order for them to be allowed to be checking in.
- Fix some code analysis rules (I change the warnings to “errors”). Build fails if we have erroneous rule failures (VS 2010 code analysis or fxcop 10.0)
- Enforce to write more unit tests to increase code coverage rate.
And how actually I guarantee that it is done properly.
Thanks to TFS 2010 Gated Check-ins.
- Each check in is controlled by gated check-ins
- Check-in fails if
- Solution does not build
- There are errors in code analysis rules
- A Unit Test Fails
- Code coverage rate is below last coverage value (we’ve customized build template in order to achieve this)
- If they need to be penalized I enforce them to cover 1% more code with unit tests
- Here is an example result:
That is our solution and results are improved code quality.
I thank Microsoft for TFS 2010 and automated builds.
And thanks to Serdar for implementing build template modification.
It will be a bit odd but I thank myself for the innovation here and getting deep into the capabilities which can be controlled.
It has been some time since I’ve posted regarding my CMS work.
It is going well and here are the achievements so far..
I am moving the contents to the defined template zones with admin preview options.
The challenge: Properly placing contents at where we really want them to be and saving this setting per each page.
I’ve been interviewing several candidates throughout the week and here is the frustrating observation.
- Don’t know unit testing
- The ones who know don’t know code coverage
- Many hear the phrase from me only
- Some use it for site monitoring rather than code health check
- The architect level experienced ones can’t do simple web project
- Not asking too much, just have form, validate data, save into database and show on another page (list of data from database)
And we are not offering low salary for this. Still I am surprised that many fail on those.
Still waiting for the perfect talent to come soon.