Monthly Archives: June 2007

NBehave

Looks like NBehave has its first release. NBehave is inspired by tools like rbehave and JBehave. These are behaviour-driven or story-driven testing frameworks. See Dan North’s explanation. I’ve not played with this or NSpec yet, as I have been a … Continue reading

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Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control

For those whose interest was piqued by my post on Persistence Ignorance in LINQ as to dependencies and how TDD practitioners use fakes to resolve them, Scott has a great introduction to the topic which may help you grok what … Continue reading

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Performance in LINQ to SQL

Until Beta2 LINQ to SQL has not be optimized for performance and turning the expression tree into SQL has all been overhead from what you could have got from going ‘to the metal’ with SQLDataReader. And in some cases there has been … Continue reading

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Stored Procedures vs. Dynamic SQL

Seems to be back on the agenda again. Check out Frans’s blog if you want to track through this one again.

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Objects all the way down

Matt Warren has a great post on LINQ to SQL and the design philosophy behind it. Matt’s comment that "There are a lot of different opinions on just what LINQ to SQL is or is not.  Some of them are … Continue reading

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Nothin but .NET comes to London

Jean-Paul S. Boodhoo is bringing his Nothin but .NET course to London. For those of you who are interested in concepts like Behavior Driven Development, Domain Driven Design, Inversion Of Control, Model View Presenter, but want more advice on how … Continue reading

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XUnit Test Patterns

I have linked before to Gerard Meszaros XUnit Patterns site as a great resource for anyone doing TDD (or BDD for that matter – Gerard is fairly agnostic, and I sympathize, regarding them as being different patterns from the same … Continue reading

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If you are signed up for DDD, but now cannot make it

Can we remind you to unregister if you are not coming, but did register. Every conference we get people who cannot attend because there is no space, but have people who do not attend on the day. We have an … Continue reading

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Meeting London’s Rubyists and progress on learning Ruby

On Monday night, as part of my learn a new language every year goal, I attended the London Ruby user group. I am always interested on how other user groups do their thing too, to see if I can pick … Continue reading

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Being Ignorant with LINQ to SQL

Before we begin Most of the code here was written on the May 2006 CTP. That’ s just because I am moving house and do not have access to my Orcas beta at the moment. It is also a preliminary … Continue reading

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