Category Archives: testing

Fixing “Stuck” Downloads in the Comixology Windows App

The Comixology Windows app is an unfortunate disaster. What started off as a nice offline reader for the Comixology library has suffered from lack of any new features (like simple organization of owned content), and worse, serious regressions in functionality. … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Mean to Break It, Really. :(

Some people feel that the tester’s job is to break software, whereas the developer’s job for performing testing activities is to make sure software works. This dichotomy, or disconnect, can sometimes be fun. Like yesterday… At, our ability to … Continue reading

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Oh snap – I denied “Everyone” permissions from my MSMQ

Yeah, so in a brilliant move today, an MSMQ on my QA box was accidentally destroyed maliciously when I set Deny permissions for “Everyone”. Oops. Luckily this StackOverflow response from user Houman saved my ass. Simply navigate to C:\Windows\System32\msmq\storage\lqs and … Continue reading

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Inspiration in Everyday Things

I was lucky enough to attend CAST 2014 last week. CAST is a wonderful conference bringing some of great minds of the testing community together under one roof. Michael Larson has great summaries of the two day conference on his … Continue reading

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AppFabric DataCacheServerLogManager Hates Your Trace.WriteLines

I like to fill my test code with TONS of logging. I log damn near everything because I hate it when the team has to waste time answering, “Can you get me a repro?” when we can just peruse the … Continue reading

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Migrating TFS shelvesets to another branch

I keep forgetting how to do this, so I’m posting it so I don’t have to keep Googling this with Bing every time: tfpt unshelve “[shelveset name]” /migrate /source:”$/serverpath/branch1″ /target:”$/serverpath/branch2″

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FusLogVw and ILDasm to the Rescue

I spent a bunch of time helping out one of my devs yesterday with a problem that arose from an absolutely trivial change. Isn’t that how all debugging sessions start? “It was a simple change, I don’t understand why these … Continue reading

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