Thursday, March 24, 2011

IE9 the new king of the Underscore performance tests

See and past tests:

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

IE 9 HTML5 Testing: “Works on My Machine”

One of my esteemed colleagues on an internal forum posted about how great IE 9’s HTML5 support was, based on the result of Microsoft’s test pages.  MS’s tests are sadly self-selective however: meaning they only seem to test for elements that IE9 supports:

“Cross-browser Test Results Summary:
W3C Web Standards Number of Submitted Tests Internet Explorer 9
Platform Preview
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3 Opera 10.52 Apple Safari 4.05 Google Chrome 4.1
HTML5 40 78% 63% 48% 43% 43%

Compare that to my own results running on the 6(!) browsers I have installed:


Html5 is the first time in a decade that the browser vendors have had a new major standard to fight over; I’m just grateful that this time around we’ll have an army of frameworks such as jQuery that can level the development playing field for us.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ASP.NET MVC: Corrected Moq based MvcMockHelpers

I've been reading the mostly excellent Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework book by Steven Sanderson, but when trying to implement some of his code in my current project (yay – not SharePoint for a change), I encountered a bug by omission.  In Chapter 8, page 248, he shows how to mock the HttpContext using Moq.  Works great for most urls, but bombs if you include a Query String parameter.
Steve Michelotti pointed me to what he uses: the Hanselman/Kzu based MvcMockHelpers class.  Unfortunately it too has some issues (at least as written in Scott’s old post), so below is an updated version.  Get it from github.
Use and abuse at will

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