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Tests gone bad: antipatterns of automated testing

I’ve got a series of blog posts on what you can do wrong with automated tests, and what to do about it on the Z├╝hlke blog.

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JavaScript for Metro-style apps: now I get it.

I’ve spent the last few days at the Microsoft //build/ conference where the first preview version of Windows 8 was shown (and everyone got a tablet PC, which I like, and – and this is going to be important for

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Beware of the dreaded passive arbiter!

Seen this: { “$err” : “not master or secondary, can’t read”, “code” : 13436 }?
When you give MongoDB arbiter nodes a priority, they act up as a passive secondary. And everyone believes them.

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C# Enum Quirks

What Christian never wanted to know about Enums, but was forced to find out.

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MongoDB: when documents aren’t perfect, cope with it

MongoDB is a NoSQL database that organizes data as JSON documents in collections instead as rows in tables. One major difference between a document in a collection and a row in a table is that while all rows in a

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Fixing non-localizable validation messages with JavaScript

Christian works around ASP.NET MVC validation messages that cannot be localized in less than 20 lines of code.

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NUnit for Silverlight: Runs on Windows Phone 7, too

Yesterday I’ve hauled the “big” laptop home from work and tried plugging the unofficial port of the NUnit unit testing framework for Silverlight into Windows Phone 7. Jeff Wilcox had added support for Windows Phone 7 into his Silverlight unit

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