Archive for category Uncategorized MVC – Defining Scripts in Partial Views

One limitation of MVC that i’m not a fan of is the fact that you can not define scripts in a partial view and then have them rendered at the bottom of the page. In a view this can be done using a Scripts section and then calling RenderSection in you layout. The problem […]

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.net Regex Tips

A common problem you see in regex is the pattern can get complicated quickly. A new comer trying to understand a pattern can easily get lost in the complexity of the syntax. Just like any programming language its important to format and comment your code. A rarely used feature of regex allows for exactly this. […]

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MVP Award for Visual Studio ALM

At the start of the year i was pleasantly surprised with an email announcing that i have been accepted for the Visual Studio ALM MVP Award. Over the past year i provided ongoing feedback in regards to Microsoft Test Manager, Coded UI Tests  and Project management as well as creating this blog and being active […]


Unhandled Exceptions with AppDomain.CurrentDomain.UnhandledException and Application.ThreadException

I have a strong belief that an application should fail in a way that is graceful and useful for fixing the problem. Because of this i was looking for a way to catch and any exceptions that you may have missed. This gives you the opportunity to log and possibly email you specific information to […]

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Linq to SQL Debug Logging

So today i stumbled upon a Linq to SQL feature i didn’t know of but thought it could be useful. Linq to SQL allows you to attach a logger to the DataContext object. You can quickly log to the Output window with the following code Here is a useful blog i found with some other […]

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many […]

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Where does Regression Testing fit into Agile?

If you are recent to Agile like us you are probably still figuring out how you previous tasks fit into the process. We have been using scrum for a while now and completed several sprints without releasing a build to customers. When it came time to release we looked over what areas had been changed […]