SDD before TDD?

David Aiken has an interesting blog post about adopting TDD (Test Driven Development, for those of you have been living in a cave) for his next project. In said blog post, David suggests that before even writing tests that one should write the setup logic:

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WiX toolset in SlickEdit 2007

I've never really used SlickEdit but had a few friends that just lived in the editor. Anyway, tonight I tripped across this blog entry that talks out some integration tricks you can do with .wxs files in SlickEdit. If you use SlickEdit and the WiX toolset you might check it out.

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Zataoca: Classes of Custom Actions

Continuing the Zen and the Art of Custom Actions thread, I thought I'd post a mostly formed thought. When I'm presented with the need to write a custom action I often mentally classify the work into one of three or so different buckets. Now, I'm not sure the ideas presented here in capture exactly everything the way I want but it seems like a decent place to start discussion. So, on with the classifications.

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Zen and the Art of Custom Actions

I have been asked a great many times to talk about how to create Windows Installer custom actions. Each time I've dismissed the request noting that it would take tons of time to organize my thoughts on the topic and actually write them all down. I just don't have that kind of time. Besides, I gave up trying to create comprehensive blog entries a long time ago.

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