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JAN
22
Acceptance Testing With Legacy Databases
Amir Barylko
One of the most common pain points of implementing automated acceptance testing is the interaction with the database. For greenfield projects you can plan from day one how to setup the test to easily include the database interaction but with legacy projects it is not always that easy.
JAN
16
ASP.NET Core Training in Calgary, Alberta
James Chambers
The first ASP.NET Monsters workshop is happening in Calgary from Feb 22-24, 2017. Attendance is mandatory
DEC
14
Hour of Code Challenge - Completed
Dave White
79 Grade 3 kids had a blast being introduced to the world of computer science!
NOV
27
Integration Testing with Entity Framework Core and SQL Server
Dave Paquette
Entity Framework Core makes it easy to write tests that execute against an in-memory store but sometimes we want to actually run our tests against a real relational database. In this post, we look at how to create an integration test that runs against a real SQL Server database.
NOV
22
Creating a New View Engine in ASP.NET Core
Dave Paquette
At the ASP.NET Hackathon in Redmond, we replaced the Razor view engine with Pug. It started off as a joke but it kind of worked okay so we rolled with it.

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