Record Visual Studio Web Test Using Fiddler

Fiddler is a great tool for examining and working with HTTP requests.  If you’re a web developer, it’s one of those tools that you should definitely be at least aware of.  The most recent version has some nice new features, like being able to very easily isolate which window or process it’s recording, so you […]

Log Method Name Helper

Sometimes it’s handy to see the order in which methods are firing, or how long they’re taking, without having to attach a debugger.  Typically, you might write some code like this:

This of course gets tedious after a while.  There are all kinds of things […]

Run Batch File as Scheduled Task

I’ve had problems running batch files as scheduled tasks.  I’m not alone – over the past couple of weeks, while I’ve been trying to get a scheduled job to work on a new server (when it worked fine on the old one), I’ve done a fair bit of searching on this topic.  I’ve found long […]

The 4 Stages of Learning Design Patterns

Design patterns are general, reusable solutions that occur in software design, which can usually be adapted to fit into a number of different situations and applications.  Recently, I recorded a screencast interview with Carl Franklin on Commonly Used Design Patterns for dnrTV, and one of the things we discussed was the stages of learning design […]