Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Likely someone at your company is doing this. From a QA perspective, it can shed quite a bit of light into some of the odd behaviors that is seen sometimes. This blog may be a good reference on understanding the details.
We're starting to automate unit tests with our build process and I was told about some new features in VS2010 to help us out. Thanks to John Z. for pointing this out. With Visual Studio 2010, you can manage both the developer and release versions of web.config files and even publish different database versions.
Here is the main link on Microsoft's website for these features. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd394698(v=VS.100).aspx
Specifically, Here is the link to creating a transform for the web.config file. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd465318(v=VS.100).aspx
Also, you can specify a database by following the informaiton here. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd465343(v=VS.100).aspx
Here is a summary of a blogger that has discussed these deployment options. http://vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/2009/09/overview-post-for-web-deployment-in-vs.html
Monday, May 24, 2010
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Recently, a friend asked if I would be interested in learning about Erlang, a functional programming language, for a project he was thinking about. Essentially, it's a language that lives on concurrency and recursive algorithms. Then it seemed obvious that it would be a great platform for performance testing.
And a quick search resulted in finding Tsung (http://tsung.erlang-projects.org/). It supports HTTP, WebDAV, SOAP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, LDAP and XMPP/Jabber. Give it a try and see if you find it useful.
Friday, May 07, 2010
I ran across http://jarlsberg.appspot.com/ the other day. It's a site that Google has assembled to teach anyone how to find vulnerabilities. It's set up so that you can walk through a live site and see exactly what kinds of things to look for, how they behave and how to fix them.
Why not get a few QA nerds (like yourself) together and work through these labs?