Why your test should fail first

I always try to convince other developers that writing your test first is not just about doing TDD the “correct” way (if there even is such a thing). That sounds a little fundamentalist. Rather, it’s about making sure your test is failing and failing for the right reason. Actually, this is only one reason, as […]

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Reusing code in tests

When writing tests, you can often end up with tests that have (almost) the same setup. Certain input variables may change, but the structure of the setup code remains the same. When the setup is small, you can copy from one test to another. But when there is more ceremony involved, you will start to […]

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How TDD speeds up my development

I was recently implementing an Orchard module and needed to read out a CSV file. Every line in the file contains a username and an email, with a ; in between. I read out the lines and create a User object. I used this simple piece of code:

Can you spot what is wrong? […]

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Convincing people of TDD

Those who know me, know I’m a big proponent of unit testing. I try to write my tests first, but I don’t believe in absolutes. If you write your tests afterwards, at least you’re testing. But not everyone is even convinced of the value of automated tests (be it unit, integration, end-to-end). Frequently, this discussion […]

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ngEurope: Protractor

At ngEurope, Julie Ralph and Chirayu Krishnappa gave an interesting presentation on Protractor. Protractor is a framework for end-to-end testing. The goal was not unit testing, because unit testing won’t catch everything. Like so many of the projects in the Angular and javascript space, it is heavily under development, but the 1.0 release is planned […]

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RhinoMocks and Use Arg T only within a mock method call while recording exception

Ouch, pained my brain over this one for the last half hour or so, but finally found the solution. I had a call similar to:

Because my first argument had a fairly large Matches call (it’s simplified here), I refactored it to:

Ah, much more readable! Only, it didn’t work. The exception I […]

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