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When your brain can’t handle the complexity: NDepend and PostSharp

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The size and complexity of codebases have exploded in the last decade. What can you do when your codebase no longer fits your brain? In this article I’ll suggest two completely different tools: NDepend to visualize the code, and PostSharp to reduce its complexity. Since PostSharp is itself a complex codebase, we’ll use NDepend to …

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10 Visual Studio Navigation Productivity Tips

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A large code base is a complex asset. Visual Studio is a complex environment. In this context developers spend a significant part of their time searching and navigating across code elements and the multiple IDE tools and options. Fortunately Visual Studio proposes many features to simplify navigation that I am going to present.  Note that …

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Case Study : Complex UI Testing

Thursday, June 11, 2020

This post was originally posted at https://blog.ndepend.com/case-study-complex-ui-testing/. Author: Patrick Smacchia In the previous post Case Study: 2 Simple Principles to achieve High Code Maintainability I explained that the principles layered code + high coverage ratio by test are 2 simple principles that can be objectively applied, validated and measured. When these 2 principles are applied they lead to High …