Eric Lee

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  • Blog Post: GenesisEngine: Behavior-oriented Language

    Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org . As I wrote in my previous post , BDD is largely about preserving the flow of intent from your user stories to your unit tests (specifications, in BDD parlance) to your product code. As developers...
  • Blog Post: BDD Unit Testing is Not That Complicated

    Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org . One of the first sessions at the Alt.Net Seattle conference was one on Behavior-Driven Development, or BDD. Actually, we had three suggested sessions all related to BDD that we combined...
  • Blog Post: My BDD Naming Macro

    Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org . Over the years several people have shared the Visual Studio macros they use to make the BDD boxcar naming style easier to work with. I thought I’d add my own, not because it’s...
  • Blog Post: MSpec is Fantastic!

    Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org . I’ve previously written about the Behavior-Driven Development style of TDD and about how to use such a style in MSTest . I’ve done this on several personal and business projects...
  • Blog Post: BDD Specification Extensions

    Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org . A few people have asked me for more details on the specification extension methods we use to make our BDD tests more readable. As I mentioned previously, SpecUnit.net is a great library...
  • Blog Post: Handling Exception in BDD-style Tests

    Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org . Exceptions cause problems with BDD-style tests in the MSTest environment. The MSTest [ExpectedException] doesn’t work well in this case since the exception will be thrown in the BecauseOf...
  • Blog Post: BDD With MSTest

    Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org . In my previous post I mentioned that I was writing BDD-style unit tests in the standard MSTest environment that’s part of Visual Studio. In an ideal world, I’d probably choose...
  • Blog Post: Writing Unit Tests That People Can Read

    Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org . There’s a great quote from Refactoring: Improving the Design Of Existing Code: “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that...
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