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    30 Days of TDD: Day Five – Make Your Code SOLID

    In the previous two posts we started our practice of TDD with a simple example of a requirement, a couple of test cases and tests to match. We implemented the code necessary to make those tests pass. Along the way we discussed some of the tools we’ll be using going forward, including NUnit and JustCode. In this post I’ll be discussing the SOLID principals and how they can help with your practice of TDD and help you write better software in general.
    September 18, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    The Importance of Prioritizing and Sizing Your Backlog for Agile Planning

    Prioritized and Sized Backlog For agile planning to work, you must have a prioritized and sized (estimated) backlog. A prioritized backlog is simply a list of work that needs to get done that is ordered by priority. Essentially, the work at the top of the list is the most important and should be done first. In many cases, customers have a difficult time prioritizing lists of features, however, this makes the prioritized backlog even more important to produce. Another requirement of this backlog is that each of the items must be sized, which is another way of saying that the ...
    September 18, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    You Want Me To Talk To Whom? DEVELOPERS?

    In a word, yes. It won’t be easy. You’ll need to learn new terminology. You’ll need to be patient. You’ll likely have to get a bunch of figures on your monitor. Why Collaborate? Why should testers and developers collaborate? It’s a perfectly legitimate question, particularly to those who’ve been in the software industry for a number of years and have seen the coming and going of any number of buzzword fads. Collaboration among members of a team producing software isn’t just a fad. The IT industry is finally moving away from stove piped, separated groups to a much healthier, more ...
    September 17, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    3 plus 1 Awesome Features in TeamPulse You Probably Don’t Know About

    In the last release we made some major improvements in TeamPulse so it can provide smoother experience on mobile devices. Now it’s even easier to track your work from your iPad or your smartphone. TeamPulse on your tablet We have done a lot of performance and UX improvements for mobile device. As a result you now got a faster board and list view, better search, quick add and activity stream, and more. While you would experience those for yourself, we wanted to share with you some tips and tricks on how to make your life easier when working with TeamPulse ...
    September 17, 2013
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    30 Days of TDD: Day Four – Making Your First Test Pass

    In the previous post I discussed the tools I will be using in this series; Visual Studio 2013 Preview as my development environment, NUnit as my unit testing framework and JustCode as my test runner. I also introduced a requirement and wrote my first test to capture that basics of that requirement. In this post I’ll demonstrate one of the most important concepts about TDD by writing just enough code to make the first test pass. I’ll then add more tests to introduce more functionality to our library.
    September 16, 2013