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How to customize color settings for Code Coverage Result in Visual Studio ?

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This question up after one of our previous post – Understanding Code Coverage – How to determine which portion of code is being tested in Visual Studio ? .  We discussed about different colors of code coverage area and how it looks like when the code is covered, not covered or partially covered.  For few, [...]

The Morning Brew #1886

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Information How to use Process Monitor and Process Explorer – Scott Hanselman Errant Architectures – Martin Fowler Creating less2css using Aurelia – Luke Page .NET JavaScript Engine Performance Results – Rush Frisby Which Uri Encoding method should i use in C#/.net? – Leon Bambrick Slides and code from NDC Oslo 2015 – Dylan Beattie An […]

Thank you for the chance to take this journey

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It is often said that as people, we are who and where we are today because of the choices we have made prior, and I believe this to hold significant merit. In my “It has been a fun 15 years” post, I shared with you many of the stops along my journey here at Microsoft, and quite often, one path was created directly from the outcome of the previous one. As it turns out, those paths became a reality based on the decisions I had made before, including the numerous “pilot projects” I took on that literally created
the next opportunity. While all of these are an important part of my journey to today, when I look back on this Father’s Day, I can’t help but reflect on one critical decision that enabled all of these steps to be possible, and the decision wasn’t even mine. Several years before I ever came to Microsoft, my wife and I made the personal decision to uproot our lives and move back to our home state to be closer to our families due to medical circumstances on my wife’s side of the family. It was absolutely the right move to...(Read whole news on source site)

NHibernate Pitfalls: Sharing a Session in Multiple Threads

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The NHibernate ISession is not thread-safe, that is, it shouldn’t be shared by multiple threads. The ISessionFactory, however, is thread-safe, and thus it should be used to create ISession instances as needed. Do not worry, creating sessions does not mean that connections to the database are immediately open and kept alive, the ISession implementation only opens database connections when they are necessary and closes them when they cease to be.

How we document stuff

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A recurring topic in every software project I've been involved with is what to document, when to do that, and where to store it. So it wasn't a big surprise that at a recent event, somebody asked me how we track and communicate design decisions. I initially pointed him to an article I wrote in February, but then I realized that that one only covers documentation in the context of an evolving architecture. So let me elaborate on documentation a bit more. In short, we make a distinction between structured and unstructured documentation. We had lots of discussions
about that, in particular because some people would really like to introduce a single tool for both of these categories. But I don't believe in silver bullets and prefer to use the best tool for the right job. Neither Microsoft's SharePoint nor Atlassian's Confluence does both well. Let's start with unstructured documentation. This category covers notes you make during development, usually tightly couple to a user story in Atlassian's JIRA, our tool of choice for agile work item tracking. For those kinds of notes we still use Microsoft OneNote. A great example where OneNote shines is...(Read whole news on source site)