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Cleaning Up Test Failure Noise

The Fixie test framework has no built-in assertion library, since assertions are an orthogonal concern to the nuts and bolts of test discovery and test execution. Although I stand by the decision to avoid including a built-in assertion library, there … Continue reading 

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Angular JS–Part 13, Services

Introduction In this post I am discussing services and how they are constructed and tested. The list of earlier posts in this series about Angular JS can be found here. What is a service? In Angular a service is a … Continue reading 

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Listening to Leaves

In Fixie XML Reports, I described a new Fixie feature that enables integration with build servers. When you need to output test results in the XML formats made popular by NUnit and xUnit, you can enable that extra output at … Continue reading 

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Fixie XML Reports

With help from Pete Johanson and Jonas Samuelsson we’ve implemented NUnit-style and xUnit-style XML reporting for the Fixie test framework. Today we’ll cover what the feature is and how to use it. Next time, we’ll see why it was initially … Continue reading 

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Dovetail Hiring again

Dovetail Software is hiring developers to work on our HR Case Management SaaS app. We’re looking for smart people to help us work on some cool stuff on cutting edge technology hosted in AWS. Help us write some code, automate … Continue reading 

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Separating Concerns – Part 2: Services

In the previous article on Separation of Concerns, libraries were explained as a way to decompose an application into separate sets of functions, resulting in code that is easier to maintain and has higher cohesion. This article continues the subject, … Continue reading 

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Nailing Down Generics

Calling Generic Methods You write a class containing a harmless generic method: Actually, for the purposes of this discussion, this is not one method declaration. Rather, it is an infinite number of method declarations: void GenericMethod<int>(int input) void GenericMethod<string>(string input) … Continue reading 

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The Feature I Almost Skipped

Until recently, the Fixie test framework had no notion of skipped tests for two reasons. First, skipped tests are like support beams for technical debt. You know there’s a problem, and you’ve decided to either ignore it or delay solving … Continue reading 

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A Short List Of Sci-Fi Novels Worth Reading

Small Update: If you’re interested in other books that I recommend, check out my aStore! — I’ve been reading a lot of sci-fi novels in the last few years, but especially in the last few months. I’m behind, basically, and … Continue reading 

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Discovering Open Source: up-for-grabs.net

As open source gains more and more traction in the .NET space everywhere, a common question that keeps coming up is “How can I help?” To answer that question, a growing number of projects are tagging specific bugs and feature … Continue reading 

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