Tag Archives: test

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 Mimeo.com, 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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Better Workaround for AppFabric Cache’s Tracing Hatred

As a follow up from my last post, here’s a simple extension method to forcibly restore the default trace listener every time you invoke an AppFabric Caching Administration Management cmdlet. It’s not the prettiest code, but it’s functional:

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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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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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Born to Test?

There are those random times where you find a bug and think, “Damn, I was born to test!” The other day I found a bug where this was the case – quite literally… At Mimeo.com, we have a set of … Continue reading

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Using UISpy to Handle the Windows Security Dialog in Windows 7

In the previous post, I gave a solution for automating the dreaded “Windows Security” dialog in IE using UIAutomation. Reader Ven left this comment: “Hey, This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, but when I seem to run it … Continue reading

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