Author Archives: codealoc

SpecFlow – First month of BDDing

I introduced SpecFlow to my team in December 2013. I was really sold on BDD by three of it’s main benefits benefits: Living documentation – BDD creates up-to-date and relevant documentation Increased collaboration – BDD promotes discussion up-front and reduces handoffs … Continue reading

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Jenkins + GitHub, MSBuild, MSTest (and SpecFlow)

After experimenting with SpecFlow a bit, now I want to try and run the tests automatically with Jenkins. It turns out it was incredibly easy. Really there are just 4 straight forward steps, which I think are best explained with … Continue reading

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BDDing with SpecFlow

Unit testing and TDD have become standard development practices for some time. Unit Testing helps build loosely coupled software and it verifies code is functioning correctly. Where it comes up short is verifying if the software being built actually satisfies … Continue reading

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DotNetFlume Client Pre-Release with Avro!

I spent considerable effort porting the Java Avro RPC support to C#. The Avro C# RPC code has recently been merged into the Avro SVN trunk. I’ve been using the patch at work for several months now with no problems. … Continue reading

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The Release Manager – whatsgoingon.exe

Versioning software is a large topic. When working in an Agile Software environment, where you’re releasing small, frequent releases it can be very difficult to know what goes in to each release. On a large enterprise project I work on, … Continue reading

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Installing IIS with Chocolatey

Chocolatey is one of those technologies that I find very exciting. Installing applications is hardly an arduous task, but being able to do it from the command line is damn cool. And it’s really a feature that Windows should have … Continue reading

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SQL Server – Insert a file into a nvarchar column

Note to self: It’s easy to import an entire file into SQL Server. Given a table that looks like this: You can insert a text file into the Data column like this:

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