13. Testing Internationalization Using FxCop

ONE OF MY GOLDEN RULES of development is:

Anything a developer has to remember to do, they will eventually forget to do.

Rather than any criticism of developers I have worked with, this is instead a simple acknowledgment of the fact that there is simply too much to remember in development and that we are all human and we will all eventually forget something important. Most development departments have a coding standard. We all know that we are supposed to adhere to this coding standard, but sometimes we forget some of the details. Sure, these get picked up in a coding review, but even the coding review is a human process and subject to error. That’s where FxCop comes in and takes the hard work out ...

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