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SquareRoot Puzzle: NDepend Check on #SNMP 4.0

Recently I got a license for NDepend Pro. I am going to make good use of this amazing tool.

The first thing I did is a quick analysis on what we did from 3.1 to 4.0 (4 and a half months passed except Jan at which time I was not able to code). I followed Patrick’s post here.

A view of the work achieved

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SELECT METHODS WHERE CodeWasChanged OR WasAdded

We changed a lot of code, which shows the suite evolution is still fast. (The Library is stable now, but the Browser, Compiler and Agent are moving fast.)

New Core Public Types

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SELECT TYPES FROM ASSEMBLIES "SharpSnmpLib", "SharpSnmpLib.Controls", "SharpSnmpLib.Mib"
WHERE IsPublic AND WasAdded

Only one new types is introduced in 4.0. That is the SearchResult class. You will use it more and more in the future, as we recommend IObjectTree.Search.

New Assemblies

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SELECT ASSEMBLIES WHERE WasAdded

Only one assembly is added to our binary release package. That is snmpd.exe, our SNMP agent reference design.

New Public Types

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SELECT TYPES WHERE WasAdded AND IsPublic

We have a few new types here except for SearchResult,

  • WatchDog: This is a class that works as a hardware watch dog. The Browser utilizes it to monitor the module folder for changes. Without it, changes occurring in a short period of time cause a sequence of UI updates. It can be extended to provide more functionality. (Note that this class is released under MIT license and distributed in a standalone source file.)
  • AccessFailureException: This is an exception type used snmpd for read-only or write-only SNMP objects.

New Public Namespaces

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SELECT NAMESPACES WHERE WasAdded AND IsPublic

Two namespaces are added,

  • Lextm.Common: This namespace currently only contains WatchDog class.
  • Lextm.SharpSnmpLib.Agent: This namespace contains all agent side relevant classes, such as SnmpApplication, SnmpContext and so on. Rambling

Our biggest improvement here is the snmpd agent. :)

I will play more with NDepend and blog more about this wonderful tool.

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