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A tale of planning and pitstops

Why do we need to plan? Why can’t we just get on with doing?

The Mercedes Formula 1 team gave us an extreme example of the impact of planning on pitstops at yesterday’s race in Germany.

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Archiving 500k records (500GB) in one flat folder

I recently had to archive an old website which contain around 500k user uploaded files, totalling around 500GB. Due to the design of the application, the files were all in one folder with no subfolders.

I had assumed I would just take a backup, stick it on an external drive and provide it to the archiver.

Oh ye of little learning.

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BDD with Visual Studio – part 2: First scenario and first test

In this second part of this series, we look at creating a first scenario and step definitions.

BDD in Visual Studio – part 1: introduction

As a natural extension of Test Driven Development (TDD), BDD takes things a stage further.

TDD focuses on the use of Unit Tests to drive out a specification for your code and to guide your development. The nature of unit tests means that they are mainly practical for use by developers and, as the name suggests, only for unit testing.

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