Planned Iteration Schedule

These past few weeks since we've been ramping back up on the development of Lysine, we decided to do time boxed iterations of one month in length, starting each new iteration on the 1st of every month. Iteration 1 will complete by October 1st and while we will not likely have a releasable Beta by that time, we should start being able to forecast much better than we've done in the past.

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How to Embed Data with Unit Tests

The other day I caught Scott Hanselman's latest podcast on Mock Objects. It was pretty good as usual and while the topic that I am discussing here has little to do with Mock Objects, his discussion and passion around TDD or Unit Testing in general, got me fired up to make my tests better. In doing so, I solved a problem that I would imagine isn't all that unique to just me and the type of stuff I am testing.

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How To Add Auxiliary Files to VS2005 Unit Tests

I went around and around today trying to figure out how to consume some Xml data I've prepared for some unit tests that test custom serialization I've implemented, however, the unit testing in VS2005 generates dynamic folders based on the user and timestamp. Something like this:

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Eleventh of September

There are plenty of people sharing there thoughts about that day five years ago.

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Do I Have a Life?

Wait, don't answer that!

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Giving Notice

Today was a bittersweet day for me as I gave my two week notice at work.

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Tips on Using Code Coverage in Visual Studio 2005

Over the past couple of years I have grown to be a big fan of unit tests, if not outright TDD (Test Driven Development). With the integration of unit testing tools in the latest edition of Visual Studio, I am even more excited about the potential for even easier creation of unit tests, inevitably leading to higher code quality and faster refactoring cycles.

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Programming in the Dark

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Repairing the US Healthcare System

Step 1, Get rid of, or significantly reduce the waste, through judicial use of technology.

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One Week Iterations

Steve Eichert explains how his team does one-week iterations. It sounds like an interesting, fast-paced, and dynamic approach to agile software engineering. There seem to be a couple of unknowns though in this schedule. For example, he mentions they only reserve a couple of hours on Friday to fix any open bugs.

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