- Working hard and enjoying every minute of it.
- using the asp.net lego blocks to create a synchronized Kanban board.
- Tip to become a successful software engineer.
- ASP.Net Web Config Transform Console Utility released on nuget
- Are your unit tests still hard to read ? – Should Assertion Library
- Using sql compact for integration tests with entity framework.
Category Archives: testing
There was a bit of interesting discussion on twitter this morning, concerning the cost of test-first vs. risk. Here’s the visual version of what I’m saying: The premise behind the value of test-first is that we will wash out (or … Continue reading
For about 3 years, I wrote absolutely horrible UI tests. These tests worked great for a while, but like most people that tried their hands at UI tests, found them to be utterly brittle and unmaintainable in the face of … Continue reading
On a recent large project, we had a goal early on that we didn’t want to have a lot of QA folks manually testing our software. Finding bugs through manual testing is incredibly time consuming and expensive, so we opted … Continue reading
Cucumber I’ve found Cucumber to be a pretty nice way of doing high level acceptance/integration testing. It’s also the first time I’ve ever thought that ATDD (acceptance test driven development) is actually achievable. The idea is that you write your … Continue reading
Rails Deployment & Testing There are some really nice tools available for deployment and testing rails. Below is a brief description of some of the ones I’ve been using with success. Capistrano I remember in the early days of my … Continue reading
While driving design with unit tests, I often break behaviors out into separate classes, both to increase cohesion, and as a side effect, increase testability. Occasionally, I run into situations where I have some sort of environmental variable that never … Continue reading
A common struggle with unit testing is figuring when to just assume somebody else’s code works. One such example is serializability: for simple classes, it should “just work” so we shouldn’t need to write a unit test for each of … Continue reading
I’ve written hundreds of tests, read dozens of articles and listened to several presentations on unit testing, but until recently had never actually read a book dedicated to the subject. In reviewing my options, I was told repeatedly that I … Continue reading
If there’s one thing I like about programming computers, it’s the ability to tell a machine exactly what to do. –insert Skynet reference here– With that said, I wanted to learn some more tips, tricks and techniques to figure out … Continue reading
Today when modifying what we call an “order notifier” (essentially observers that are notified when an order is placed), I was having trouble figuring out why my test was failing. The project is written in C# and this test … Continue reading