I liked the article and I feel the pull between "pure code" and "getting it done".
I very rarely visit slashdot, but I went yesterday and there was a thread about the Petzold article, it has some good comments.
Edit: I missnamed the posting, so I've updated it to what I hope is more correct.
I'm doing some heavy refactoring of a prototype using a bunch of tests in nUnit to keep things sane.
When tests fail for what seem to be strange reasons, I use attach to process to attach to the running nUnit rather than using the start button and lauching an new instance. I also use attach like this to avoid recompiling-restarting a web app.
Having reduced it to key strokes (Alt+D P, N, Enter ), I thought I would try a macro instead. I ususaly have problems with recorded macros.
I recorded it and when I executed it, it attached to the process, but wasn't deguggin anything, they Type column was empty instead of Being "T-SQL, Managed".
I played a little with the macro to change the engines used and presto: one button to attach to the first nUnit instance.
Edited to remove "Native" so that VS doesn't terminate nUnit
Dim dbg2 As EnvDTE80.Debugger2 = DTE.Debugger
Dim trans As EnvDTE80.Transport = dbg2.Transports.Item("Default")
Dim dbgeng(10) As EnvDTE80.Engine
Dim proc2 As EnvDTE80.Process2 = dbg2.GetProcesses(trans, "ML-ANDREW-SRV").Item("nunit-gui.exe")
Dim myEngine As Engine
' Dim strEngineList As String
Dim indexer As Integer = 0
For Each myEngine In trans.Engines
' strEngineList = strEngineList + myEngine.Name + ", " + _
' myEngine.ID(+", " + myEngine.AttachResult.ToString + System.Environment.NewLine)
If myEngine.Name.Contains("Managed") Then
If myEngine.Name.Contains("Native") = False Then
dbgeng(indexer) = myEngine
indexer += 1
'redim preserve dbgeng)(
' MsgBox("Adding" + myEngine.Name + "::" + myEngine.ID)
Catch ex As System.Exception