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  • Testing & ALM

    30 Days of TDD – Day 23 – Mocking… FROM THE FUTURE!

    November 20, 2013 Share
    The examples I’ve been working with for this series have assumed that you are doing "Green Field” development. This means that we are writing an application from scratch and can make sure all of the things that make code testable are incorporated into our design from the start. The biggest one of these things being the user of dependency injection. But what if you are working on “legacy” code that still uses static dependencies and not dependency injection? Is TDD and unit testing out of reach due to a decision made at the beginning of the project? Not necessarily.
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Import TeamPulse Tasks into Google Calendar

    November 18, 2013 Share
    Google calendar allows importing tasks from a .csv file, so this can be combined with the TeamPulse feature to export work items (including tasks) into the same format. Thanks to this straight-forward export/import process, a portion or all of your project related tasks can be synchronized with any device using Google calendar and you can always keep an eye on your assignments. In order to import your tasks from TeamPulse into Google calendar you need at least: TeamPulse R2 2013 version This TeamPulse version supports both export/import of work items to a .csv file and the creation of custom fields ...
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    Agile and Testing: It Only Makes Sense

    November 15, 2013 Share
    As agile methodologies continue to grow in popularity in enterprise software development, many testers are unsure of their role in the process.  Often it seems like unit testing is done by developers, acceptance testing by the product owner or users, and functional testing not at all.  This leave testers wondering if test plans, test cases, UI testing, and defect management have any place at all in software today. There are still important roles for traditional testers in Agile methodologies, but these roles require a shift in both skills and thought processes.  There is no question that testers have to be ...
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    30 Days of TDD – Day 22 – When is a Test Not a Unit Test?

    November 15, 2013 Share
    The focus of this series has been Test Driven Development. TDD relies on unit tests, and so the focus of this series has been on unit testing. And just to make sure I’m clear; your unit tests, and the practice of letting them drive your development are VERY important! But the truth is that unit testing is not the only kind of testing that you should be thinking about.

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    30 Days of TDD – Day 21 – A Tale of Two Defects

    November 13, 2013 Share
    Test Driven Development changes the way you approach development of new features in your application. But it doesn’t stop there. Good TDD practice extends to the way you deal with all features and code you add to your application. In this post you’ll see how the practices of TDD extend to defects and demonstrates that your tests are part of your code and why it’s important to pay attention to their quality as well.