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Application Lifecycle Management Briefings / SDLC in a Box

I'll be presenting VSTS/TFS 2008 at this two day event Feb. 4-5th.

Speakers:
Alexei Govorine, Quick Solutions
Jeff Hunsaker, Cardinal Solutions
They are the co-founders of the Central Ohio ALM Group

The SDLC in a Box session will be led by two Central Ohio community leads. This 2 day briefing will discuss an application lifecycle project, from initial conception through requirements gathering, design, development, testing, build & review processes. We also cover process concepts, integration with non-Microsoft development and best-of-breed partner solutions & offerings for Visual Studio 2008 Team System.

This two day sesions is targeted for Developers, Architects, Project Managers, DBAs and Business Analysts looking for ALM and researching Team Foundation Server.

Register for this Event! Enter code: 857100

This event will be held at:
Microsoft
8800 Lyra Drive
Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43240 Map IT!

MDC Detroit: Introducing jQuery in ASP.Net

Update (2/7/2009): VsDoc for jQuery v1.3.1 released!

Update (1/23/2009): Thanks to all who attended! The packed house made for some great energy...and I hope some solid learning. I added the link to the samples/demos below (all the way at the bottom).

My colleague Jason Karns and I have the honor of presenting "Introducing jQuery in ASP.Net" at the Detroit MSDN Developer Conference on January 22nd. Come see this exciting inclusion of an open source library with Microsoft Visual Studio! I've included several links below we'll discuss in our talk:

jQuery:
v1.3 Released 1/14! (...but no official Visual Studio annotated Intellisense file yet ;-(
jQuery ProjectjQuery Visual Studio annotated library
Scott Guthrie “jQuery Intellisense in VS 2008” - Enabling Intellisense for jQuery in Visual Studio2008Hotfix to support -vsdoc.js annotated files within Visual StudioASP.Net:
ASP.Net MVC (Beta)
ASP.Net AJAX (built in to ASP.Net 3.5 SP1)ASP.Net AJAX Control Toolkit
.Net Framework 3.5 SP1

CodeMash: 2009

Another amazing CodeMash this year. I'm a third year alum now and it just keeps getting better. I embraced Open Spaces more this year. Along with that and the Microsoft Hands on Labs, there was never a dull moment. Most importantly, I got to hang with all the amazing folks who contribute so much to the community/region...and wow can Dustin Campbell and Carl Franklin *jam* guitar (...the real ones...not Rock Band)!

Huge props to Jim Holmes, Brian Prince, Jeff Blankenburg, Jason Follas, Jason Gilmore, Josh Holmes, tons of people I missed and all the great speakers and sponsors (including my employer, Cardinal Solutions).

Can't wait until next year!

VSTS 2008 Data-Driven Web Test

During a client demo this afternoon, I mind-blanked on creating a data-driven web test. Sure enough, I stepped out of the client offices and figured it out. Super. But, I think it's counterintuitive enough to outline in a blog post (...trying to make myself feel better ;-). Somewhat in my defense, I was thinking about data-driven unit tests. These, IMO, are easy to implement. Data-driven web tests are a bit more effort and challenging.Create a web test: Right-mouse on your test project selecting Add >> Web Test. Use the browser recorder to capture your web test scenario. Let's assume you're submitting an age and credit rating to an insurance rate calculator...similar to the screen capture below: Create a table or CSV file (comma-delimited...just use Excel and save as CSV) with relevant headings for your inputs and expected values: From Solution Explorer, double-click on your web test. In the main window, right-mouse on your web test selecting Add Data Source... :Esta…