Archive for April, 2008

Fear, Courage and Tests

During our end-of-iteration meeting today, we discussed a task I’m working on, say, for the 3rd or 4th iteration now. Originally I paired on this task, then worked alone, then paired again with another person. ...

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Can Num3rs Lie?

In a series of posts Oren (Ayende) and Sasha have debated the need to design for performance. Both parties make some very compelling arguments and its real interesting reading material. Since I still need to ...

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3rd Typemock Basic Video – Mocking Database Access

We’ve just published our 3rd video on our site. It covers a topic we’ve been asked many times – "we have a data access layer which we want to mock. What do we do?" Well, ...

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Can I Mock Web Services?

With Typemock Isolator, sure you can! This came up in the forums. So here’s the explanation again, but with better graphics. A web service is a great example for mocking dependencies. You have code that ...

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A Great Quick-Start Guide for Isolator

Our friend Travis Illig just posted a primer on Typemock Isolator.Great and thorough read. Thanks Travis!

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The perils of Obfuscating your code

Suppose you have an enum type. internal enum SomeEnum { SomeVeryDescriptiveName = 5 } For some reason you want to use the name of the enum field as a string and not its value.you can ...

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Tracer Inside

A taste of things to come: The Tracer window running inside Visual Studio. (Click image to enlarge).

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Argument Checking

One common use of a mocking framework is to check interaction between classes, Specifically checking correct arguments passing between calls. Like any other framework Typemock Isolator also contain such an ability: using (RecordExpectations recorder = ...

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Defaults

One of the more paining decisions we are faced during development of a product is deciding on default behaviors. Whether it is specific values we need to consider or more generic logic inside our product. ...

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Mocking Fields – Why it was implemented

One of the new features in our new release 4.2 is the ability to mock fields. Since we have published this new feature we were asked several times why this was added. Actually, there are ...

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