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Creating your own unit testing framework for PowerShell - Part 1

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of how easily you can model a page and reduce the amount of duplicate code when creating UI tests for websites, I wanted to do something similar modules for PowerShell also. So when I started writing the framework, one of the main considerations was to simplify my testing process by modelling a PowerShell module in code.
I also wanted to follow a more declarative approach on defining the metadata needed to provide inputs for my tests and model, so I started to think about attributes that I need to model a PowerShell...(Read whole news on source site)

Orlando Code Camp–Call for Speakers

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Call for Speakers is open for our 10th Annual Orlando Code Camp to be held on Saturday, March 28th.  Last year we had over 625 attendees, with over 50 speakers and 72 sessions. This event keeps getting bigger and better every year and what better way to spend your Saturday in late March than in […]

Simple PowerShell Function for Publishing to NuGet

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I’ve created a simple, re-usable function you can put in your PowerShell profile that will publish a package to NuGet or a local test feed.  This little script allowed me to remove redundant scripts that were scattered across my various projects. I maintain a lot of packages on NuGet these days (seven at last count).  I hate having to remember exactly what steps to take when it’s time to push an update, so I’ve created PowerShell scripts to automate the process.  Unfortunately, each project has its own script.  If I make an improvement to one
(such as adding support for pushing to my local NuGet test feed), I have to add it to all of them.  This finally became tedious enough that I ditched my scripts and added a function to my PowerShell profile. Here’s the function: function Publish-Package() { Param( [switch]$DoNotPush, [switch]$PushToLocalFeed ) $ProjectName = gci "*.csproj" $LocalTestFeedDir = "C:\Projects\LocalNuGetFeed\" #Remove existing packages Remove-Item *.nupkg #Create package ...(Read whole news on source site)

Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 is available

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Today released CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015. Download it from the pre-release downloads page Read more about it on the news page This is not a “go-live” build but is getting close to functionally complete.  If you’re curious what’s coming in VS 2015, check it out. Once again, we did not release a TFS preview with this VS CTP, however, this is the last time.  Our next VS 2015 preview will also include a preview of TFS 2015.  So, if you’ve been wondering where it is, you
won’t have to wait too much longer. Thanks, Brian
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Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 Available

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Today, we released Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 with new features in debugging, diagnostics, the XAML language service, and ASP.NET 5 that we added after the November Preview release. While not a major release, this CTP is another opportunity for you to provide us with feedback as we make progress towards releasing. You can read about the new features in Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5, and also download it. Alternatively, save some time and use the provided virtual machine image in Azure. Here is a brief look at some of the new features since
the November Preview. Debugging and Diagnostics Improvements There is a new Diagnostic Tools window that now appears while debugging that gives you Debugger Events (with IntelliTrace), Memory Usage, and CPU Usage. Read more about the improved diagnostic tools here. The window appears for the following project types: Managed WPF, WinForms, Console projects Native Win32, Console, and MFC projects ASP.NET 4 using IIS Express Managed or Native 32-bit Windows Store projects running locally ...(Read whole news on source site)

Bandita Joarder on How Presence is Something You Can Learn

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Bandita is one of the most amazing leaders in the technology arena. She’s not just technical, but she also has business skills, and executive presence. But she didn’t start out that way. She had to learn presence from the school of hard knocks.   Many people think presence is something that either you have or you don’t. Bandita proves otherwise. Here is a guest post by Bandita Joarder on how presence is something you can learn: Presence is Something You Can Learn It’s a personal story.  It’s an empowering story.  It’s a story
of a challenge and a change, and how learning the power of presence, helped Bandita move forward in her career. Enjoy.
...(Read whole news on source site)

Lesser-Known NHibernate Features – Generating Database Scripts

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As you may know, NHibernate knows how to generate the database for you from its model. Any of the supported databases will do.What you may not know is that you can simply generate the SQL scripts that would be used to either generate the database from scratch or just update it to match the model as it is. For that you use the SchemaExport and SchemaValidator classes.SchemaValidator takes a Configuration instance and basically throws an exception if, when its Validate method is called, the database does not match the model.SchemaExport has far more options; it can:
align="justify">Create or drop a database model based on the entity model;
Output the SQL to a file, either executing it at the same time or not;
Execute the SQL to another arbitrary database connection;
Execute a custom action after each line of the generated SQL script.
An example:

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