Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A First Look at SignalR


I stumbled upon SignalR just about 2 months ago, while looking for some abstraction over Web-Sockets with a fallback to other transports for older User Agents.

Back then I've already heard, and read a little about Socket.IO, and Node.JS, but wanted a .NET library for my upcoming project.

So when I've landed on the SignalR project page, and read about what SignalR is all about, and how can it be used, I was VERY exited.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Future of WCF

A Retrospective

windows communication foundation
Back then, somewhere in 2006, when Windows Communication Foundation was born, with the exotic code name "Indigo" I was a .NET trainer. And also 7 years younger... but who counts...

These where the days of Windows Vista, Visual Studio 2005, Web Forms, Ajax, and XML Web Services.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

JavaScript Unit Testing in Visual Studio Part III

Testing Require.JS Modules

require js
This is the 3rd post in this series, talking about JavaScript Unit Testing in Visual Studio.

In the first post we've set up the expectations, and one of them was compatibility with Require.JS, and in the previous post, we've went all the way from downloading the libraries, to running headless tests against multiple browsers from Visual Studio.

In this post we'll take it another step toward a modular application, and check out how this can also get tested with the stack we've already discussed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

JavaScript Unit Testing in Visual Studio Part II

Setting up the Environment for Headless Tests

js test driver
In the previous post, we've set up the scene, by setting the expectations and picking the libraries & tools for the job.

In this post we will take it step-by-step, so you can follow and get active in the process.

So here we go...