Test-Driven Development With Refactoring

Success on an Agile project relies heavily on the people in the trenches. Developers, testers, and product managers focused together, can deliver astonishing accomplishments in a short amount of time. Extraordinary results require discipline, motivation and alignment. Test Driven Development (TDD) and Refactoring creates the momentum to help developers organically …

Eliminating Static Dependencies

Nature abhors a vacuum.  It turns out she also abhors static dependencies (I have my sources).  Static dependencies are the modern-day globals, often exposed through classes named “Helper”.  I’ve certainly been guilty of overusing static dependencies in the past, with classes like “LoggingHelper”, “SessionHelper”, “DBHelper” and so on. The problem …

Refactoring Unit Tests Part 2 Using Object Builder Pattern

In this screencast we will demonstrate how to use the Object Builder pattern to create and setup objects for tests. In the first part we discussed how to introduce the base class for the unit tests to improve readability and cleanness of code. http://highoncoding.com/Articles/443_Refactoring_Unit_Tests_Part_2_Using_Object_Builder_Pattern.aspx