May 2010 Archives

Moles Free Download Without Pex

May 19, 2010

I wonder how many others didn't think to scroll down further on the Pex download page, and find this link? Visual Studio 2010 Moles - Isolation Framework for .NET. Moles is available for free, while the full Pex environment requires MSDN.

Change HostType["Pex"] to HostType["Moles"]

May 19, 2010

Once again I've learned the hard way that it pays to read the release notes. After installing Pex v0.91.x, suddenly I was having trouble running my tests in a particular solution. It has been driving me nuts - Visual Studio was throwing "object reference not set to an instance of an object" errors every time I tried to run tests, and the Test View was refusing to load any test names.

Finally, I noticed that I had a few tests that were still instrumented with HostType "pex" instead of "moles". I changed these around, and still got the error. Closed Visual Studio, restarted, and voìla, the tests can run, and Test View is populated again.

Pex and Moles - Release Notes

Why did they remove Promote Local Variable refactor?

May 8, 2010

Can someone please tell me why Visual Studio 2010 no longer has the "Promote Local Variable to Parameter" refactoring? I use this every day. Thankfully CodeRushXpress has it, but the current version is a bit unstable, causing VS2010 to crash periodically.

AccuRev - Review and Practices

May 7, 2010

I've been using AccuRev, including AccuBridge integration in Visual Studio, for close on two years now. And I like it. I don't know anything about the licensing fees, but for the enterprise that is interested in spending some money, it is certainly a good option. So, for anyone considering using AccuRev for source code control, and who happens to stumble across this site, here are a few points to consider:

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