Bug Busters - Test Driven Development in .NET
15 March 2008 - .NET
In this article Rainer Stropek and Karin Huber show how Test Driven Development (TDD) works in practice. They start with a general overview about quality assurance and testing in software development. After that they implement an end-to-end solution using the TDD philosophy. Karin and Rainer do not only use unit tests for validating the data access and business layer. They also demonstrate how the popular open source tool WatiN can be used to test-driven develop a web user interface. The sample uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, C# 3.0, Linq-to-SQL, Linq-to-Objects, Visual Studio Unit Tests, ASP.NET and WatiN.
Caching in ASP.NET
19 January 2008 - ASP.NET
There are a lot of ways to improve performance in web applications. One of the simplest but most effective methods is to cache images on the client. In this article I would like to show how we implemented image caching for our DotNetNuke website.
Graphic In XAML And WPF
13 January 2008 - WPF
In this article I want to describe the functions of XAML, WPF and Silverlight in the context of graphic. I will use the corporate logo of our new company as the sample for this article because it's XAML implementation uses quite a lot of the graphic functions of XAML.
WPF Master Pages
07 January 2008 - WPF
One of the really great enhancements in ASP.NET was the introduction of master pages. They help developers to create a consistent layout for the pages in an application. Unfortunately there is no such concept in WPF and XAML. In the following sample I would like to show a simple way to build a control in WPF similar to an ASP.NET master page.