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Testing tips (That is testability, not TDD part 2)
This is a continuation of my last post That is testability, not Test Driven Development. In it, I analyzed an article on the ADO.Net team blog Walkthrough: Test-Driven Development with the Entity Framework 4.0. I wanted to take that analysis a step further and share some insight from the testing perspective itself. There are two tests to review to produce a list of testing tips. Update: Some of these test refactorings won’t work in the existing sample as they take dependencies to NUnit, you will ......

Posted On Saturday, December 19, 2009 5:28 PM

That is testability, not Test Driven Development!
I applaud efforts to encourage test driven development, however I find myself cringing at the examples being produced by the framework designers we are supposed to look up to. I've noticed this with the buzz around TDD and ASP.Net MVC and now that buzz is transferring to the Entity Framework. I think it is wonderful that these frameworks are designed with testability in mind. However, it is up to the developer to actually employ TDD when composing their applications. There are other ways to test, ......

Posted On Saturday, December 19, 2009 12:44 PM

We have been using ASP.Net MVC for a few projects at work and the standard set of cross cutting concerns are popping up, as usual. A lot of samples exist to create filters for the scenarios (logging, exception handling, mapping, output transformations etc). We have been using many of these and they are adding a lot of excitement to the development process. However, I smell a bit of a problem with all these attributed filters. The smell of configuration over convention. Configuration isn’t always ......

Posted On Friday, December 11, 2009 5:30 PM

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