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What I learned about IE Compatibility and Document Modes 

Posted by Kerry Doan Monday, July 29, 2013 7:21:00 PM Categories: ASP.NET Software Testing
The other day at work I was working on finishing up a Web Forms page by working on some differences and weirdness I was experiencing when viewing the page in an IE9 browser. While trying to do some debugging I opened the Developer Tools console in IE. After a little while I realized that the Browser Mode was IE9 Compatability Mode and the Document Mode was set to Quirks. Neither one of these settings were what I expected/wanted. After a bit of research I found the reasoning for both, and actual ... Read More
 

Why I Left Arvixe Hosting 

Posted by Kerry Doan Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:31:00 PM Categories: Arvixe Hosting ASP.NET SmarterASP
If you happen to be someone who may have visited my site from time to time over the past two years, you probably remember my site having a plug for Arvixe Hosting on the right hand side. Well, I recently have migrated all of my sites to SmarterASP hosting, and so far it has been all for the best. When I first started with Arvixe 2 years ago I was very happy. They provided inexpensive hosting and had good customer support. The response time for loading of my web sites was resonable, as was the... Read More
 

Intro to ASP.NET MVC 4 and Entity Framework 

Posted by Kerry Doan Sunday, July 14, 2013 6:41:00 AM Categories: ASP.NET
For the past 10 years now all of my ASP.NET experience has been working with ASP.NET Forms. I had not ventured into MVC, with the exception of getting to know what it was and the difference between it and ASP.NET Forms. The same with Entity Framework. But recently I have had reasons and needs to get to know both. Fortunately I came across a very well put together series of video tutorials that covers an intro of both. The series is labeled as "Building Applications with ASP.NET MVC 4" but the... Read More
 

Review of ASP.NET GUI Automated testing frameworks 

Posted by Kerry Doan Monday, July 8, 2013 10:03:00 AM Categories: ASP.NET Software Testing
About 2 months ago I started a new job with a new company. Part of my new responsibilites is to create a test bed of automated GUI test scripts for a new ASP.NET application. The company does not really have a testing organization and has not really implemented an particular automated testing tools, so the door was pretty wide open for me to pick a tool or a set of tools to perform the automated GUI testing. For me, I started out with a few simple facts to take into consideration when looking... Read More
 

Starting a New Job 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:18:00 AM Categories: Personal
I am happy to say that I am about to start on a new adventure in my life. On May 13th, 2013 I will be starting a new job as a Senior Software Specialist. One of the things I am most excited about with this job transition is that I will be working on a project that is built with .NET technologies. I have been working on Java based projects for over 5 years now and I am glad to get back to what I really know and understand. This also opens a door for me to have more chances to post blog entries... Read More
 

Reporting in SoapUI Free Edition 

Friday, February 8, 2013 3:10:00 PM Categories: SoapUI Software Testing
It has been way too long since I have posted anything about SoapUI and that is mainly because I have not been very active is using it at work for a long time now. But I recently received an email through this site, stating appreciation for my SoapUI posts. They also happened to mention that they are now looking for a way to do result reporting with SoapUI Free Edition and it gave me the idea to write this post. Result reporting is one of the biggest selling points of SoapUI Pro, but with a... Read More
 

Dart Basics - The Throw 

Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:51:00 PM Categories: Darts
In this entry I would like to discuss the basic concepts of developing a sound dart throw. The dart throw is nothing if you have not created yourself a good base or stance. If you have not already, I suggest reading my previous entry Dart Basics - The Base. If you were to watch people play darts, you would quickly notice that there are all kinds of techniques used to throw darts. Some seem very strange, but yet some players can shoot very well regardless of how strange their throw seems. Over... Read More
 

Dart Basics - The Base 

Monday, January 14, 2013 11:49:00 AM
The game of darts is no different than any other skill activity, sport, or hobby. It is hard to become great at it, unless you fully understand and apply basic concepts. Darts seems very simplistic. You stand at a line, throw 3 darts each turn, and try to hit certain targets. Generally, about any person could do that and have fun without even thinking about the way in which they are doing it. But those folks genearlly would never become top notch players. To improve, a person would have to... Read More
 

So You Want to Get Better at Playing Darts 

Thursday, January 3, 2013 5:31:00 PM Categories: Darts
I have been playing darts for almost 10 years now and I am glad to say that I have been able to greatly improve my game of darts over that time. During those years I have done regular Google searches looking for practice techniques, drills, and other dart resources online that could help me improve my game. Unfortunately, I have never found a large amount of relavant material. What is out there is good material (check my Dart Links page, especially the 'Nice Darts' link), but  at the same time, ... Read More
 

Looking back and forward 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:29:00 AM Categories: Darts Personal
As 2012 draws to a close I find that looking back at the past year there have been lots of trials, but also a lot of great successes. The winter and spring time brought the wrap up of what was a great season of darts for myself as well as fellow team mates. That time of year also saw Windy and I find a beautiful home to purchase and make our own. As great as that sounds, it was one of the great successes through some trials. Making a down payment on a house the same year that you are planning... Read More
 
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