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A roadmap for unit testing

December 4, 2012

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I was recently asked by an old friend how they can get started writing unit tests on their existing application.  He was looking for guidance and more or less a roadmap of how to get started.  I decided to share what I sent him here. So, if there is already code written for an application […]

Exploring Test Method Names

November 10, 2011

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When coaching individuals on how to name unit test methods, I have struggled to come up with a standard that I like.  I have read numerous posts and books on the subject with a wide variety of results and standards.  In this blog I will explore the various standards for naming unit test methods and […]

Thoughts on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

March 4, 2011

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Last week, I was asked to give my opinion on Application Lifecycle Management or ALM.  Specifically, I was asked how can teams effectively manage their design, development, test and deploy processes as well as pick the right tools for the job.  Here is the answer I gave: The cornerstone of a strong ALM process is based […]

A Practical Approach to Unit Testing

May 7, 2010

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Last year I was asked to give a 1 day workshop on how to write unit tests. I put together a presentation and workshop format and it was a huge success. The team quickly took to not only writing unit tests but was able to quickly utilize mock frameworks and other testing tools. Code coverage for the application quickly jumped and management was pleased. I recently took another look at this presentation to see if I wanted to revise anything and I thought that I might want to share some of the thoughts here. These guidelines are intended to get somebody started with unit testing quickly, but could be a welcome refresher for somebody who has been writing tests for a while.