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People Related Classic Mistakes

In my last blog I mentioned Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell, which although has now been around for at least 10 years is still as relevant today ...
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Some Definitions – Testing Techniques 9

I think that I’m coming to the end of my series of blogs on testing techniques, and it feels like it’s been along haul. One of the things that has become clearer to me is that approaches ...
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Why You Should Write Unit Tests – Testing Techniques 8

I’ve had lots of reaction to my recent blog on ‘What you Should Test’, some agreeing with me for varying reasons and others thinking that I’m totally dangerous for suggesting ...
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More on Creating Stubs for Legacy Code – Testing Techniques 7

In my last blog, I talked about dealing with the badly behaved untestable(1) SitePropertiesManager class and how to create stubs by extracting an interface. But what happens when ...
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Creating Stubs for Legacy Code – Testing Techniques 6

Any one who reads this blog will probably have realised that at present I’m working on a project that contains a whole bunch of legacy code that’s large, expansive, and written ...
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Unit Testing Using Mocks – Testing Techniques 5

My last blog was the fourth in a series of blogs on approaches to testing code, demonstrating how to create a unit test that isolates the object under test using a stub object. Today’s ...
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Regular Unit Tests and Stubs – Testing Techniques 4

My last blog was the third in a series of blogs on approaches to testing code and discussing what you do and don’t have to test. It’s based around my simple scenario of retrieving ...
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What Should you Unit Test? – Testing Techniques 3

I was in the office yesterday, talking about testing to one of my colleagues who was a little unconvinced by writing unit tests. One of the reasons that he was using was that some tests ...
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The Misuse of End To End Tests – Testing Techniques 2

My last blog was the first in a series of blogs on approaches to testing code, outlining a simple scenario of retrieving an address from a database using a very common pattern:…and ...
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Testing Techniques – Not Writing Tests

There’s not much doubt about it, the way you test your code is a contentious issue. Different test techniques find favour with different developers for varying reasons including corporate ...
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