A common pattern that I use in creating ajaxy applications is to return a small HTML fragment from the request, and then inject this fragment into the DOM in the callback executed after a successful request. This tends to be a bit simpler than returnin…
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The purpose of the integration build is to bring potential issues to the surface as quickly as possible. Unit tests run quickly and adding them to the continuous integration build helps flush out defects as close to the beginning of the process as possible. Generally build engines will support unit test framework by directly integrating with them or by providing an ability to execute the test framework and import their results.
It can be challenging to add unit testing to a project that was built without planning to incorporate it. The ASP.Net MVC Music Store tutorial was not built with unit testing in mind, but today we’re going to walk through the addition of Controller unit tests, focusing on a controller that directly references Entity Framework objects and implicitly interacts with ASP.Net Membership objects and Request data from the current HttpContext.
A continuous integration server verifies that all of the currently committed changes play well together and reduces the elapsed time between a team member committing a change and finding out it leaves the build in a poor state. The faster we find out about a defect or unstable build, the fresher the changes are in our minds and the faster we can fix it.
I find that often the hardest part of trying a new technology or principle is finding a project that is simple enough to work on in my spare time, yet complex enough to be useful. Several weeks ago I came up with the idea to use a common project to serve as a platform for additional projects and experiments. The first project, build an automated pipeline that will verify the project remains stable (or notify me when it isn’t) throughout its lifetime.
If you are running an ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC or Sharepoint site, grab the patch for the ASP.NET Padding Oracle vulnerability
This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in ASP.NET. The vulnerability could allow informa…
Microsoft has released ASP.NET MVC 2 RTM for Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Note Because Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 RC share a component of ASP.NET MVC 2, installing the ASP.NET MVC 2 RTM release on a computer where Visual Studio 2010 RC is also installed is not supported. New Features in ASP.NET MVC […]
ASP.NET MVC 2 RC 2 has been released and is available for download. For those that don’t know what ASP.NET MVC 2 is. ASP.NET MVC 2 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among […]
If you download ASP.NET MVC from Microsoft, install it and create a MVC website you might run into a couple of gotchas in regards to the database. First of all ASP.NET MVC use SQL Server Express by default in the connection string. So if you were to run your ASP.NET MVC website, then clicking on […]
Mix 09 really turned out to be quite an event, a lot of cool new stuff was announced. ASP.NET MVC 1.0 The first thing I saw was ASP.NET MVC 1.0. I have been waiting for this for a while now since I want to do a MVC site for some stuff at work and don’t […]