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Five Lessons You Should Learn from Extreme Programming (12 tags)
Extreme Programming (XP) is yet another popular idea gaining press. It adapts the best ideas from the past decades of software development. Whether or not you adopt XP, it's worth considering what XP teaches. chromatic, author of Extreme Programming Pocket Guide, offers five lessons you should learn from Extreme Programming.

Windows XP File Sharing Mysteries: Part 1 (5 tags)
Confused by file sharing in XP? You're not alone. Mitch Tulloch brings you under the hood and shows you XP's secrets, in the first part of a two-part series.

Mock Objects in Unit Tests (4 tags)
Unit testing your code against a service or process that's either too expensive (commercial databases) or just not done yet is something you can deal with by simulating the other piece with a mock object. EasyMock can suffice in some cases, but it can only create mock objects for interfaces. Mocquer, based on the Dunamis project, can create mocks for classes, too. Lu Jian shows how it works.

How to Boost XP Performance (3 tags)
PC feeling a bit sluggish? It's not tough to juice up its performance. Mitch Tulloch, author of Windows Server Hacks, shows you how to do it in a few easy steps.

Protect Yourself from WiFi Snoops (3 tags)
You needn't be at the mercy of WiFi snoops. There's a lot you can do to protect your home or business network, without spending a lot of time or even any money. Preston Gralla, author of Windows XP Hacks, 2nd Edition, shows you how with step-by-step guides to hiding your network SSID, filtering out MAC addresses, and using encryption.