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Providers, POP Forums and testing hell

First of all, I have to mention that Scott posted info about the release of source code for Membership, Profile and other provider stuff. I haven't yet looked, but how cool is that?

Speaking of which, I had a volleyball coaching trip to Baltimore last weekend. Instead of going out and tearing it up, I locked myself in my room when I wasn't coaching and worked on POP Forums code. I finally have configuration and membership 100% coded and tested, both with the business classes and the data access classes. That doesn't sound like much, but considering that's the newer ASP.NET v2 stuff that didn't exist before, I feel like the rest will be a lot easier to deal with.

Of course, that wouldn't have taken so long if it weren't for the incredible nonsense that shipped in Visual Studio Team System for Developers. Yeah, I'm talking about, "You can do ASP.NET unit testing... sort of. OK, actually you need to hack around getting it to run through IIS, and then manually attach the debugger to it. Letting you click 'run tests with debugger' and starting the dev server and attaching it was too logical and convenient."

I can't even tell you how annoyed I am by that whole situation, and I just don't understand how anyone could have allowed it to ship like that. ASP.NET unit testing works like a champ, until you have to debug it. It's a total joke.
Posted: Apr 17 2006, 09:56 AM by Jeff | with no comments
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