Visual Studio 2005 vs. Dreamweaver 8

Last week, a new set of videos comparing Visual Studio 2005 with Macromedia Dreamweaver8 became available.  You can view these videos here.  This series shows how you can use Visual Studio 2005 to build, debug and deploy web sites more effortlessly than Dreamweaver8.The free Visual Web Developer Express features most of the...

My application seems to hang. What do I do? – Part 1

Defining “hang” is a good place to start.   When people say “hang” they could mean all sorts of things. When I say “hang” I mean the process is not making progress – the threads in the process are either blocked (eg. deadlocked, or not scheduled because of threads from other processes) or executing code (madly) but not doing...
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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

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

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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Looking for strong SDET’s to help with Web Development tools testing!

The test role at Microsoft and specifically the VWD team is somewhat different from a traditional test position in the software industry. Our team is responsible for redefining how professional designers, developers, academics and hobbyists design, develop and deploy web applications.   Testers on our team are basically ...

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 ...