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  • Testing only the code of value

    I am 99% sure I have had a post like this in the past, but my google-foo was weak today and I could not find it.  Do not let anyone blow smoke up your back side, testing is expensive, testing takes time but most importantly testing can help improve the quality of your code. If you are going to spend...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 10-07-2009
    Filed under: Agile, TDD, Opinion
  • Your unit test may smell if…….!

    If you find yourself using reflection in your unit test to push 'stub’ data into it your test just may smell.  Now there are times (especially when dealing with legacy code) that you need use reflection to crack open a class to push/pull values but I would strongly suggest you consider the solutions...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 09-09-2009
    Filed under: Agile, TDD, Opinion
  • You know you buy into Testing and Testabilty when you wrap a singleton simply to create an abstraction…

    I am a little bored so I thought I would write a nice fluent interface around the Performance Counter crap that is part of .net.  I know, I know the world does not really need another Fluent Interface around something, but I am bored and this is keeping be busy while waiting for my flight. Anyway...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 05-15-2009
    Filed under: TDD, Opinion
  • Teaching someone to test using an Isolation Framework

    Part of my job at work is to teach and mentor other developers on our team. Right now I am in the process of teaching two of our developers how to create unit tests (notice I did NOT say integration tests because most anyone can do those). We are also learning how to create our tests by utilizing an...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 12-30-2008
    Filed under: Agile, TDD, Rhino Mocks, Opinion, HowTo
  • Testing is hard but debugging just sucks A$$

    In my last post ( here ) I was giving a wrap up of the Mocking session I recently did at TriNug . In that post I gave some of the reasons (sorry, I meant excuses) people gave for not doing any type of automated testing during their dally development ritual (notice I am staying away from TDD at this point...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 11-14-2008
    Filed under: Agile, TDD, Opinion, Rant
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