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Understand the problem before you try to find a solution
Understand the problem before you try to find a solution
So far I’ve never written a blog entry that gives out philosophical advices on doing performance work. But lately I thought perhaps it’s time to write such an entry because I’ve seen enough people who looked really hard at some performance counters (often not correct ones) or some other data and asked tons of questions such as “is this...
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DHTML Editing Control for Windows Vista
DHTML Editing Control for Windows Vista
WebDevTools is the owner of the DHTML Editing Control; a COM control which can be used in applications or web pages for WYSIWYG HTML editing and which is shipped as part of the Windows operating system.  After a long run (nine years, since IE 4.5) this control will not be shipped as part of Windows Vista. There are two flavors of the ...
I Am a Happy Janitor – Part 1: Finding garbage
I Am a Happy Janitor – Part 1: Finding garbage
Indeed what I do is very much like the job of the janitors – like the ones who clean your building, or janitors you see at a food court, or yourself when you are taking care of garbage at your house. Doubtful you say? Let me prove it to you. Finding garbage What do you do when you are having lunch with your friends at a food court and ...
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A peek into the VWD QA World
A peek into the VWD QA World
Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm John Dixon, one of the SDET Leads on VWD. I wanted to share some of the recent work the Venus QA team has done to make our life easier. I'll start with a little bit of history. I hope you find it interesting! ****Old School:********In our last release (VS2005) QA would get a new build and based on build ...
By The Community, For The Community
By The Community, For The Community
By the Community, For the Community! I'm really excited to announce a new community program on the ASP.NET website called By the Community, for the Community.  It's a system to help out everyone, and give some great community members a platform from which to show off their work...
Cannot Create A New Website?
Cannot Create A New Website?
Over the last few months, I've seen a number of forum posts from people saying that when they choose "Create New Website", the dialog box that showed them the different types of websites they could create was completely horked.  For example, instead of showing this: it would instead show this: Often when we see bugs like this, it's very...