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Silk Mobile

Written by Walter Kennedy on February 28, 2014

Borland’s Silk Mobile is an automated testing tool for mobile platforms, allowing users to develop and execute tests that target applications on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry devices. Using Silk Mobile, you can develop tests that target one platform and execute them against others. Silk Mobile uses an object repository, so, if your objects…

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Automation Testing and Quality Assurance

Written by Whitney Dueitt on February 10, 2014

As we move forward in to 2014, it’s time once again to look at upcoming trends in quality assurance automation testing. We’ve seen an increase in the demand for various kinds of automation testing. This includes regression automation, load testing, performance testing, and unit testing. In general, automation testing is just what it sounds like:…

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Testing vs. Quality Assurance

Written by Jonathan Taylor on August 12, 2013

The goal of any Quality Assurance department is to have a positive influence on their IT organization with respect to process improvement, ROI and stability. To accomplish this we have to concentrate on more than just testing the product. We have to test the entire software development life cycle, not just the product. Here are some…

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Don’t Take One From Max

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By: William King In .NET, the Random object’s “Next(int min, int max)” method returns a random number between the two provided values. It is critical to note that the min parameter is inclusive but the max parameter is exclusive. This means that if you have an array of numbers like so: int[] numbers = new…

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Changing Web Pages Using Google Chrome

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By: Umair Kamal Ever wonder how you can look at the source of a web page (no I am not talking about IE’s View Source!) and change the source on the fly? How many times have you thought…”hmmm I wonder how this page will look if a table or picture or a video was moved…

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When Nothing is Something

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

I thought Nothing was the null of VB.NET. But did you know that in VB.NET, the Nothing object can actually be equal to String.Empty? I was looking at code that was supposed to set an object property to the empty string, but each time I stepped over, the value had not changed. In other words,…

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Reflection and AmbiguousMatchException

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

A few days ago, I ran into this exception and, having never experienced it before, I though I would share my findings, hopefully to save someone else a little time. I was developing against a solution, which incorporated reflection to call certain methods of a client’s configuration and authentication components dynamically. Locally in our development…

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Visual Studio – Default Browser Switcher

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

There is a great Visual Studio extension that allows you to set the default system browser. You can find the plugin information here. This comes from http://www.wovs.com/ a site for Visual Studio plugins by Clarius Consulting. I have used the Clarius T4 editorfor several years and love it too. To install in Visual Studio 2010,…

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Using the Web API to Retrieve JSON or XML Via JQuery

Written by Craig Butler on December 3, 2012

The newest version of Asp.net MVC (version 4) supports a new set of functionality called “Web APIs.”  Web APIs are controllers similar in many ways to MVC 3 controllers that return JSON.  However the API controller methods extend them to better handle HTTP requests including support for HTTP action verbs such as GET, POST, and…

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Code Only a Mother Could Love: Writing Enterprise Software

Written by Craig Butler on December 3, 2012

by: Jonathan Cortis If you ask a group of computer science students what they think they’ll be working on once they exchange tuition for paychecks, you’ll generally hear a mix of dreams and ambitions about projects and organizations that will allow them to impress members of the opposite sex at parties: Your company is not…

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