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Programming and Learning from SD November 2015 Entries
FakeItEasy and EntityFramework
We needed to fake or mock out Entity Framework so that we could test our “service layer” that holds our business logic without hitting a real database. We are using EF as our Repository and skipping all the extra work in creating a repository code layer that only wraps EF. We are ok with being this closely tied to EF. It was difficult to figure out how to fake the context with an interface we made ourselves. We found some helpful Nuget packages, so I decided to share it. EntityFramework.Testing: ......

Posted On Friday, November 20, 2015 9:11 PM

Using Visual Studio Online's new build system to achieve a Continuous Delivery pipeline Presentation
Please visit me and read this article at AlignedDev.I had the honor and pleasure of giving my first presentation at an event at South Dakota Code Camp last weekend on November 7th. Thanks to the organizers and sponsors, I’m looking forward to next year already. I talked about the importance of Continuous Delivery in today’s development practices and how it helps us get quality code to our users quicker and more reliably using automated processes. Microsoft’s build system has improved immensely in ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:10 PM

Architecting UI Automation Projects for Maintainability
I’ve been on a team now for a year+ and we’ve been using Selenium to automate acceptance tests before we consider a feature as completed. We’ve caught many regression issues that our Jasmine unit tests haven’t (which sometimes is a gap in our Jasmine tests, and sometimes is just a Knockout binding issue) and have avoided QA picking up buggy software for manually testing. I was reading Specifications by Example Chapter 9 “Automating validation without changing specifications”. The book deserves its ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:43 PM

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