Category Archives: monorail

VAN: Doing 2 Part Series on Castle development July 1st and 8th at 8pm

I know this isn’t related to my Pylons series and worry not there is no interruption in that, but I’m giving a couple of talks on Virtual Alt.Net. The first one I’ve done before and you may have heard it … Continue reading 

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Testing fun with ASP.NET MVC

So I assumed that much like MonoRail, ASP.NET MVC would have created, at the very least, abstractions on top of HttpContext.  Although HttpContext is an absolute beast of a god class, creating an abstraction is possible.  Let’s look at MonoRail’s … Continue reading 

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ASP.NET: officially unmaintainable

Recent forays back into “classic” ASP.NET (i.e. not MVC) have me completely convinced that ASP.NET is inherently unmaintainable.  Not partially convinced, not on the fence, but completely convinced that the presentation layer of ASP.NET cannot be maintained in any reasonable … Continue reading 

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PTOM: Single Responsibility Principle

The Single Responsibility Principle This post is about the first letter in Uncle Bob’s SOLID acronym, Single Responsibility Principle, and a continuation of The Los Techies Pablo’s Topic of the Month – March: SOLID Principles.  Sean has already posted on … Continue reading 

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Controller bloat?

Some of my background information first: 2 years classic ASP (ASP 3.0) 5 years ASP.NET 1-2 months MonoRail 10 minutes ASP.NET MVC ~45 seconds Ruby on Rails That’s the sum of my experience with different web application frameworks.  Obviously it’s … Continue reading 

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Unit testing MonoRail controllers – Redirects

When developing with MonoRail, one of the common operations is to redirect to other controllers and actions.  Originally, I looked at the BaseControllerTester to help test, but it required a little too much knowledge of the inner workings of MonoRail … Continue reading 

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MonoRail Quickly – Screencast

Update: Zip file links have been updated due to the first one being corrupt! Well it was bound to happen at some point.  My first screencast.  It’s a quick walkthrough on how you can get a baseline MonoRail solution up … Continue reading 

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MonoRail Controller Test Analysis – Problem and Resolution

Last night, my fellow LosTechies geek Jason, wanted me to check out something he was trying to do in a MonoRail controller test.  For some background and the original source code he was working with, see his Castle forum post. So here … Continue reading 

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Routing from ASP.NET MVC inspires MonoRail

According to the recent check-in on MonoRail (build 586), they are setting the foundation to having routing just like ASP.NET MVC. Very cool. http://builds.castleproject.org/cruise/ViewSpecific.castle?name=CastleProject&log=log20071017002115Lbuild.586.xml&detail=Summary UPDATE: Colin gives more insight into the code change here. Oh, yeah, props to Colin for … Continue reading 

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RE: Technology Brainstorm

(Because I often get tired of writing my verbose comments in a 300×300 text box…) Colin seems to find himself in a pretty good spot.  The wonderful world of Greenfield development.  But of course with this comes…decisions.  MVC or Web … Continue reading 

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