MS DTC Timeout error

I had a very frustrating Friday evening fighting with MSDTC. I made a one-line, 10 second change to a page I was working on. It was one of those things that you really don’t even need to test usually, but I always test, no matter how small the change, and... [Read More]
Tags: sqlserver

.NET Assembly Probing

I don’t like the way Windows Forms applications get built with all their binaries in a single folder. I also don’t like the publish options in Visual Studio - the .application files just feel messy, so I prefer to just deploy the executable and related assemblies using some kind of... [Read More]
Tags: .net

WatiN with CruiseControl running as a service

We’ve started using WatIn for our automated tests: nice and easy to use and integrates easily, but I did hit one stumbling block: CruiseControl.NET. When running tests locally, there were no issues - check the code in and bang, the tests fail. It was immediately apparent that it was a... [Read More]
Tags: watin


I’ve been fighting with Selenium and automated testing lately, and I just couldn’t shake the feeling that it just wasn’t the right tool for the job. The IDE is flakey in terms of files you save (making changes to the project often results in JS errors in the tests), the... [Read More]
Tags: watin