Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Programming Languages - Shooting yourself in the foot

C You shoot yourself in the foot.

C++ You accidentally create a dozen clones of yourself and shoot them all in the foot. Providing emergency medical assistance is impossible since you can't tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others and saying, That's me, over there.

JAVA After importing java.awt.right.foot.* and java.awt.gun.right.hand.*, and writing the classes and methods of those classes needed, you've forgotten what the hell you're doing.

Ruby Your foot is ready to be shot in roughly five minutes, but you just can't find anywhere to shoot it.

PHP You shoot yourself in the foot with a gun made with pieces from 300 other guns.

ASP.NET Find a gun, it falls apart. Put it back together, it falls apart again. You try using the .GUN Framework, it falls apart. You stab yourself in the foot instead.

SQL SELECT @ammo:=bullet FROM gun WHERE trigger = 'PULLED'; INSERT INTO leg (foot) VALUES (@ammo);

Perl You start shooting yourself in the foot, but you lose the gun.

Javascript You've perfected a robust, rich user experience for shooting yourself in the foot. You then find that bullets are disabled on your gun.

CSS You shoot your right foot with one hand, then switch hands to shoot your left foot but you realize that the gun has turned into a banana.

FORTRAN You shoot yourself in each toe, iteratively, until you run out of toes, then you read in the next foot and repeat. If you run out of bullets, you continue anyway because you have no exception-handling ability.

Modula2 After realizing that you can't actually accomplish anything in this language, you shoot yourself in the head.

COBOL Using a COLT 45 HANDGUN, AIM gun at LEG.FOOT, THEN place ARM.HAND.FINGER. on HANDGUN.TRIGGER and SQUEEZE. THEN return HANDGUN to HOLSTER. CHECK whether shoelace needs to be retied.

LISP You shoot yourself in the appendage which holds the gun with which you shoot yourself in the appendage which holds the gun with which you shoot yourself in the appendage which holds the gun with which you shoot yourself in the appendage which holds the gun with which you shoot yourself in the appendage which holds ..

BASIC Shoot yourself in the foot with a water pistol. On big systems, continue until entire lower body is waterlogged.

FORTH Foot in yourself shoot.

APL You shoot yourself in the foot, then spend all day figuring out how to do it in fewer characters.

Delphi The compiler won't let you shoot yourself in the foot.

SNOBOL If you succeed, shoot yourself in the left foot. If you fail, shoot yourself in the right foot.

Concurrent Euclid You shoot yourself in somebody else's foot.

HyperTalk Put the first bullet of the gun into the foot of the left leg of you. Answer the result.

Motif You spend days writing a UIL description of your foot, the trajectory, the bullet, and the intricate scrollwork on the ivory handles of the gun. When you finally get around to pulling the trigger, the gun jams.

Unix % ls foot.c foot.h foot.o toe.c toe.o % rm * .o rm: .o: No such file or directory % ls %

Paradox Not only can you shoot yourself in the foot, your users can too.

Revelation You'll be able to shoot yourself in the foot just as soon as you figure out what all these bullets are for.

Visual Basic You'll shoot yourself in the foot, but you'll have so much fun doing it that you won't care.

Prolog You tell your program you want to be shot in the foot. The program figures out how to do it, but the syntax doesn't allow it to explain.

Ada After correctly packaging your foot, you attempt to concurrently load the gun, pull the trigger, scream and shoot yourself in the foot. When you try, however, you discover that your foot is of the wrong type.

Assembly You try to shoot yourself in the foot only to discover you must first reinvent the gun, the bullet, and your foot. After that's done, you pull the trigger, the gun beeps several times, then crashes.

370 JCL You send your foot down to MIS with a 4000-page document explaining how you want it to be shot. Three years later, your foot comes back deep-fried.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Unit Testing III

When testing a method with a WCF call the Test Project must have the same WCF referenced within it.

Likely to get an Exception
Could not find endpoint element with name '...' and contract '...' in the ServiceModel client configuration section. This might be because no configuration file was found for your application, or because no endpoint element matching this name could be found in the client element.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Unit Testing II

Its been a while since I wrote any Unit Tests in anger (even then it was part of a University project)...

So I'm listing a few essential pieces of knowledge that seem to have escaped me...

1. This is not an exciting job - the important ones rarely are!

2. Include any Connection Strings or similar in the Test Project's app.config file.

3. Do this carefully - especially when your WCF interacts with multiple databases.

4. Objects & Lists? It can be difficult to compare two of these instances, like all tests (and these are the easy ones) be creative!

5. A Test project does not always react well to having multiple subject projects to test.

6. A Solution will not always react will to having multiple Test Projects in it.

Unit Testing I

I am currently writing some Unit Tests to allow automated building and load testing for a .NET WCF.

One of the methods in the WCF remained a skeleton, throwing a NotImplementedException, which I sepent a while googling before I checked the code, learn by stupid mistakes, check the code first!

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