The Activity Designer

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  • Blog Post: Tests should explain something

    I sometimes see unit tests which are downright confusingly opaque. Being a unit test, they are testing some smallish piece of code. Unfortunately by the time I finish reading the test I am none the wiser for what the importance of the code in question is, and what role it is meant to play in the larger...
  • Blog Post: Revisiting - how to make your EF queries testable

    So, some time back I spent some time agonizing around testability of code which has to talk to a database . I now think I have found a somewhat reasonable answer, which assumes that you are using some kind of LINQ query relational database mapper like EntityFramework which my samples are based on. It...
  • Blog Post: Struggling with unit tests (what happened next)

    This is going to be a fairly uninteresting and hard to follow post, but its here for the record, I’ll try to distill something better out of it. This was a sort of as-it-happened log of my initial attempt following on from my plan earlier today. [Also I fail at Live Writer, and I overwrote this...
  • Blog Post: Struggling with unit tests (again)

    I am having a mental hard time today because of unit tests. Not tests that fail... tests that don't exist. And tests I’m not sure that should exist. It is very natural, right, and highly necessary to test methods which do a non-trivial transformation of data. Here is an example: given a list of events...
  • Blog Post: Little Mysteries of the Day

    Here's a few random musings from a day of testing a few months ago. I was trying to test some workflow designer scenarios involving gac'ed custom assemblies. Q. Where is gacutil.exe? (Answer - It depends... it might not be anywhere at all) Q. Using the following code why do I not get anything...
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