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Hanselminutes Podcast 93 - Pex with Jonathan 'Peli' de Halleux and Nikolai Tillmann

January 14, 2008 Comment on this post [4] Posted in ASP.NET | Learning .NET | Microsoft | Musings | Podcast | Programming | Tools
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My ninety-third podcast is up. Actually it was up two weeks ago, but I was on leave, so I'm catching up. In this episode, I talk to Jonathan 'Peli' de Halleux and Nikolai Tillmann from Microsoft Research about Pex, a Dynamic Analysis and Test Generator for .NET.

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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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January 17, 2008 23:28
This sounds like an incredibly exciting tool, and something I'd dedicate a build server to next week if I had it in my hands. So I'm surprised at not finding any mention of when this will be available in any form.
January 17, 2008 23:41
That's up in the air and I was able to published this podcast only if I promised not to talk about how it'll be made available. We had to cut that out of the podcast. Rest assured though there are ACTIVE and ongoing talks to get this product out to folks asap.
January 23, 2008 16:02

I have been playing "catch up" on some episodes and I just listened to your discussion about Pex on the way to work this morning. It sounds extremely interesting, and I just wanted to echo the sentiments of several others that I am anxiously awaiting for a chance to get my hands on it.
January 28, 2008 9:33
I don't do TDD yet, but I'd like to. It seems Pex would be a great help in that direction.

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