Web Services Overview – REST, SOAP, OData

January 23rd, 2013 on Web Services

The bigger picture

Technologies are changing, for good or for bad, and we can’t do anything about it except to embrace them and adapt.

In my experience, I’ve found that the topic of web services is quite obtrusive to many developers, mainly due to the fact there are at least a dozen of technologies (by Microsoft alone), a lot of buzzwords and strange acronyms that seem interchangeable at first glance.  It’s overwhelming.

In this part of the article, I’ll try to touch some basic, but important, pieces of information related to web services, which will give you the basic theoretical knowledge to understand the different between the new Asp.Net Web API, the Asp.Net MVC end points and the different services WCF provides.
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A plan that starts…

January 21st, 2013 on Random Thoughs

Fix for “Office Word has not been installed for the current user”

January 19th, 2013 on Administration

Microsoft Office Word has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application.

Yesterday I tried to open a .doc file with MS Office Word 2007. Unfortunately the following error occurredto me
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Unit Testing Tutorial

January 9th, 2013 on .Net / C#, Automation Testing, Tutorials

Automation testing overview

Proper testing has always been a primary concern in every industry when it comes to the quality of a product, and the IT industry is no exception. As developers, we are responsible for the development of high-quality software, building a stable architecture, flexible enough to accommodate future changes, which is a common case in today's business world. In this article, I'll share with you few tips related to unit testing. 

There are two general types of automation tests – integration and unit tests.
I'll be focusing on the latter type, starting with the general idea of writing unit tests, covering the different types of mocking – manual and with the help of a framework. I'll also show you a few common test scenarios along with the common pitfalls, associated with them.
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