Patrick Smacchia is a Visual C# MVP with over 15 years of software development experience. He is the author of Practical .NET 2 and C# 2, books about the .NET platform. He has worked on software in a variety of fields including the stock exchange at Société Générale and a satellite base station at Alcatel. He's currently the lead developer of the tool NDepend.
So you have a bunch of objects - let's call it an object graph - provided by some API. Now you want to to process the objects - which requires some intermediate data, for instance: the process creates some metadata that needs to be stored with the objects. The problem: where to store the metadata? We'll show how to use Ruby singleton classes to handle this problem.
Srini & Kavitha Penchikala provide an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing. I will use a sample loan processing web application to help the readers in implementing an Agile Testing framework in a typical Java EE application and how to use Spring test classes to test the application functionality.
Mark Figley talks about enforcing coding standards and best practices in an automated fashion through the build process. 5
In this InfoQ article, Boris Lublinsky highlights the problems with exception handling in SOA, and suggests applying SOA principles to exception handling as a solution. 7
A comprehensive intro to the MOle, a plugin that provides insight into the inner workings of Ruby on Rails in realtime, as requests come in and get processed. 3
SOA and Agile: Which is right? Which is better? Are we comparing apples and oranges? Can they be used together, and if so, how? This is a discussion topic so come and put in your 2 cents! 22
Tess Ferrnandez, an escalation engineer in PSS (product support services) at Microsoft, outlines the procedure for tracking down where in your code an exception occurred by using a stack dump.