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QuirksMode Bug Reports - CSS and JavaScript Weirdness Search Engine

November 30, '04 Comments [0] Posted in Javascript | Bugs
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Here's a darned useful thing, the equivalent of a KB Serach for CSS and JavaScript bugs.

This is very useful: QuirksMode Bug Reports, "entirely dedicated to finding, mending, and publishing CSS and JavaScript browser bugs." You can search by browser or by keyword, or just go to that page to see the last seven reported bugs. [WebStandards]

 

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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TestDriven.NET 1.0 Launch - What are you waiting for?

November 29, '04 Comments [1] Posted in NUnit | Bugs | Tools
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It just kills me - literally tears me up inside - to watch people with both NUnitGui and Visual Studio.NET open who painfully switch back and forth, opening DLLs, attaching to processes, and generally cobbling together a sense of TDD.

Tell me you wouldn't rather right-click and say "Run Test" or "Test With...Debugger."

You may have used NUnitAddIn, which was a godsend. Today, Jamie and team launched TestDriven.NET 1.0 with full support for NUnit, csUnit, MbUnit AND Visual Studio Team System.

Naysayers may dismiss TestDriven.NET as a simple Add-In with modified right-click context menu, but there's much more than that. You run your tests in their own runner process, which gives you side-effect free testing. If you have different projects using different testing frameworks, their tests are all runnable with the same right-click/"Run Test" experience.  You can right-click on a single method and debug it. I love it.

You can run tests with NUnitGui, sure, but the Visual Studio integration goes very deep. I even show this integration in sales meetings. When you hit Build, the output window's combobox says "Build", of course. When you "Run Test" you'll see "Build" then "Test" immediately. This is what folks were aiming for when continuous integration and TDD.

I literally don't know how I managed before TDD, and you'll have to pry this free tool from my cold, dead hands.

Thanks Jamie and Team, this is great stuff.

I particularly like the last question in the short registration/survey, and I wish more people would ask it!

  • How did you answer these questions? (it will *not* be held against you!)
    • I answered them honestly
    • Randomly to get to the download

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Scott Hanselman's Holiday List

November 29, '04 Comments [3] Posted in Gaming
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I'm beating the Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus rush, and posting my wants-list now. :) This is also known as my stuff-I-may-buy-if-you-don't-give-it-to-me list.

Enjoy. In no particular order.

Games

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 - I'm loving the squad-based shooters
  • Prince of Persia 2 - I'm about 85% through the first one, and it's the best 3D platformer ever
  • Burnout 3 - Never heard of it, but the folks who play it won't shut up about it and it would be one more game to use my Xbox Wheel Controller
  • Nintendo DS - I think I'll wait until the frenzy dies down, but this seems too cool not to have. I'd probably get Mario, and Rayman. Might be time to start taking the bus to work...

Music and Books

Electronics

Gadgets and Misc

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Today's Quote - "The Internet combines the excitement of typing with the reliability of anonymous hearsay."

November 26, '04 Comments [0] Posted in Musings
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"The Internet combines the excitement of typing with the reliability of anonymous hearsay."
    -
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

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Attention Bloggers: If you're not reading the Daily Grind, why not?

November 24, '04 Comments [4] Posted in XML
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I am subscribed to 168 RSS feeds.  I'm obviously creating work for myself, which may not be a good idea. Having only a 4k stack myself, I can't hold a lot of URLs in my head. Additionally, sometimes I just want to visit a website myself.

Here's the websites that I actually launch a browser for every morning (I have a macro in Slickrun called "morning" that does this):

You have to give props to MikeG for (at the time of this blogging) 507 Daily Grinds.  I always find something interesting and useful in his daily rant. If you're a reader of mine, you should be a reader of Mike's as well. Here is the Daily Grind RSS Feed for your convenience:

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