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OdeToCode Links For June 12

Monday, June 13, 2005

Yes - the link blog has been quiet lately, but we're back with a vengeance, and a different style...

Jeremy Miller, in TDD Design Starter Kit - State vs. Interaction Testing, shows us how to write a C# class with no regard for unit testing, and then how to go back and design the same class for testability. Along the same lines, Roy Osherove has slides and sample code available for his latest presentation on “Testing Legacy Code”. The sample code demonstrates a number of useful refactoring strategies to make legacy code testable.

Rick Strahl has been kicking out some killer ASP.NET 2.0 posts lately, including “ASP.NET projects aren’t ‘real’ projects in VS.NET 2005”, “Script Callbacks in ASP.NET 2.0 – interesting, but lacking”, and “Adding default Namespaces and Control libraries in ASP.NET 2.0 with web.config”.

There is a new episode of MSDN TV available: Report Authoring Tips & Tricks with Brian Welcker. Of course the huge news this week for Reporting Services was that SSRS will be available in ALL SQL Server 2005 editions, including Express, and the Report Builder (an ad-hoc tool for end users), will be available in Standard and Workgroup editions (it was previously going to only be available in the pricier Enterprise edition). Wow!