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  • Testing & ALM

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

    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.
    November 13, 2013
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    30 Days of TDD – Day 20 – Refactoring Revisited Pt. 3

    In the previous post we started refactoring our code to make sure we were complying with the SRP. Using our tests we are able to optimize our code for readability and maintainability. We’ll continue in the post by examining how the interactions between the code we want to extract to methods needs to be taken into account when refactoring.
    November 11, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Personas- Who Are You Building Those Features For?

    All people are different. In bazillion ways. Some are young, some – old. Highly educated or just in pre-school. Some like cats, others like dogs. Some have an iPhone, others use an Android phone. When we build software we most often build it for someone else to use. And the people that use that software are different from us. They know different things, they expect different things, and they like different things. So you cannot possibly expect that when you build a feature, everyone will know how or why to use it. If you bet on a wrong design people ...
    November 11, 2013
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    30 Days of TDD – Day 19 – Refactoring Revisited Pt. 2

    In the previous post we started refactoring our code to make sure we were complying with the SRP. Using our tests we are able to optimize our code for readability and maintainability. We’ll continue in the post by examining how the concept of abstractions can inform our refactoring efforts.
    November 08, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Cloudy with a Chance of Testing

    Greetings, Testers. Over the past several weeks, we've been talking about four technology trends that have been identified as disruptive, and Peter & I discussed them in our recent webinar. For example, there's the cloud, "a colloquial expression used to describe a variety of different types of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network such as the Internet." [wikipedia's description] In real terms, for us that means one or more virtual systems that we can use to host our data or applications without adding IT staff or hardware in ...
    November 08, 2013