The October Edition of MSDN Magazine
The October Edition of MSDN Magazine is now available online, with article topics ranging from Azure to personal development, with a healthy dose of .NET and ASP.NET in the middle
Using Effort – Entity Framework Unit Testing Tool
This article is a guide for using the Codeplex project Effort for testing Entity Framework applications without requiring the unit tests to actually hit the SQL Server database. Effort instead allows you to create a fake or mock database so that you can focus on testing your Business Logic Layer without having to be concerned about the Data Access Layer.
Authorization Policies and Middleware in ASP.NET 5
Imagine you want to protect a folder full of static assets in the wwwroot directory of an ASP.NET 5 project. There are several different approaches you could take to solve the problem, but here is one flexible solution using authorization policies and middleware.
IntelliTest for .NET – Test More with Less (effort)
Writing a suit of unit tests that exhaustively exercise and validate the logic of the code under test is not easy. It can even be considered too expensive to do at all. Fortunately, the IntelliTest feature shipping in the Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise Edition addresses both concerns: it helps you achieve high code coverage at a fraction of the cost.