from Lester The MVVM Toolkit is a pretty barebones template for MVVM and is a good place to start with if you are new to this pattern. Over time, as i played around with this toolkit, the library grew in size. Its been helpful for me – so i thought i might as well share […]
Like most of us have found out the hard way, Silverlight 3 and Windows Presentation Foundation 3.5 are two quite similar beasts, but not totally the same. Silverlight is often presented as a subset of WPF (in fact, some features are available in Silverlight but not yet in WPF; generally speaking, though, it is true […]
By Peter Bromberg Printer Friendly Version View My Articles An extension of the “End to End duplex sample” to show how Duplex polling can use the “push” model to send subscribed realtime stock price updates to connected clients. I was asked to prototype something with the Duplex Polling feature of Silverlight 3 for some new […]
One of the features of Silverlight 3 that developers are going to love is local connections, which enable Silverlight control instances to communicate with each other. Local connections use a publish/subscribe mechanism to connect senders and receivers. And they work just as well whether the control instances are in the same page (and the same […]
One thing I haven’t really included in any of the example Silverlight posts are the unit tests. There’s continuous debate among developers concerning the effectiveness of unit tests, in my opinion they’re absolutely necessary whenever you’re building an application. Test driven development (TDD) on the other hand I still find very hard, it’s a different […]
The Silverlight unit test framework has built-in functionality for some unique situations that pop up when you are testing key applications and components on the Silverlight platform. In fact, the entire framework has been built around the idea of performing a majority of the unit testing on the user interface thread, right inside the browser, […]
Derik Whittacker hat sich einige interessante Gedanken zur Verwendung von Mocks und Subs gemacht. Dabei geht er recht selbstkritisch an die Sache heran. Da manch anderem villeich auch ein ähnlicher Fehler schon unterlaufen sein könnte, ist es bestimmt nicht ganz falsch mal einen Blick darauf zu werfen.