• .NET

    Asserting Behavior with JustMock

    January 10, 2013 Share
    JustMock is a great tool for abstracting dependencies in unit tests, and the new automocking feature makes it even faster to develop unit tests.  Another great feature in JustMock and JustMock Lite is the capability to assert the behavior of your system under test.  Traditional TDD (Test Driven Testing) unit testing typically tests for state.  Did the user get logged in? Did the user’s shopping cart get loaded?  Important tests, of course.  But that only tests the end result of the method.  If the user does NOT successfully login, and the cart is not reloaded, is that because the call to the repository was never called? Or because some error happened that didn’t reload the cart in this particular use case?  The state of the application is correct, but is that because it executed the expected behavior, or because we got lucky? 
  • .NET

    Developer Resolutions for 2013

    January 07, 2013 Share
    My friend and coworker Chris Eargle wrote a great post on some resolutions for the New Year.  It made me think about how lucky we were to avoid this particular apocalypse (along with all of the others that I've lived through in my 45 years), so I’ve come up with a few developer centric resolutions of my own.
  • .NET

    Mocking Property Getters and Setters

    December 27, 2012 Share
    In typical unit testing scenarios, mocking property getters and setters isn't high on the list of areas of concern. Where it usually comes into play is when an entity’s properties’ values (or the act of setting them) are part of the scaffolding, or behavior for the system under test.
  • Testing & ALM

    MVVM in WinJS Part 2 – Observable Collections

    December 20, 2012 Share
    As I explained in my last post on MVVM in WinJS, the goal of the MVVM pattern (as well as the Presentation Model pattern) is to create a separation of concerns between the model and the view. This eliminates the need for the model to have knowledge of the view, and leverages data binding techniques to make sure the state of the model is always accurately represented by the view. The next step in implementing the MVVM pattern is Observable Collections. Just as important as having individual items being Observable by the View for changes are collections that will notify the View when items are added or deleted. Fortunately, Microsoft has made this extremely simple with the WinJS.Binding.List.
  • .NET

    Slides, Source Code and Video to the “Getting Started with JustMock” Webinar Now Available

    December 06, 2012 Share
    Chris and I wanted to thank you all for attending the “Getting Started with JustMock” webinar. The slides, source code and recorded video are now available for you to explore. If you have any questions, then feel free to leave a comment below or send us an email/tweet. I encourage you to go ahead and download your own copy of JustMock and start experiencing Fast, Fluid Unit Testing for yourself. WEBINAR MATERIALS Slides, Source Code and the Recorded Webinar Video is now available for you to enjoy.