Posts tagged tdd

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Effortless unit testing with NCrunch for Visual Studio

I’ve been using a great little Visual Studio plugin lately, called NCrunch. It’s a continuous test runner, meaning that it finds and runs all my unit test in the background all the time. And whenever I change some code, it knows what tests (if any) are effected, and re-runs those tests. It also lets me see exactly what tests are covering a particular line of code. And I don’t even have to save my files for it to work! I’ll give you a small example. Say that I’m writing a class, let’s call it Foo...

Posted by johan on December 01, 2011

An even simpler way not to send email

I thought this was to simple to blog about, but then I read this post by my colleague Daniel Saidi, and I thought “what the hell”. Yes, when developing web applications you very often need to send emails. But during development, or testing for that matter, you often don’t actually want to send any emails. You could, of course, go the interface-injection-way, as in Daniel’s post. But there is actually an even easier way, build into .NET. Just edit the config for system.net/mailsettings. Normal...

Posted by johan on January 28, 2011

Testing EPiServer sure takes a lot of mocking…

A quick follow up to my last post. Even with EPiAbstractions, testing takes a lot of mocking and setup code… Testing this public void CreateOrtkoppling( int verksamhetsId ) { var ortContainer = GetOrtContainer() ?? CreateOrtContainer(); CreateVerksamhetPage( ortContainer, verksamhetsId ); } public PageData GetOrtContainer() { return (from p in _dataFactory.GetChildren( _page.PageLink ) where p.PageName == OrtContainerPageName select p).SingleOrDefault(); }...

Posted by johan on August 11, 2010

Unit testing saving pages in EPiServer CMS 6

I’ve been working quite a lot with EPiServer in the last six years or so, and unit testing has always been a pain in the ass (not that I was writing unit tests anyway six years ago, I hardly knew what I was doing back then… can’t believe I actually got paid! :-)). And it still is, even in the latest version. Luckily there are some EPiServer developers that are either smarter than me, or just have more free time, for example Joel Abrahamson who has created a wrapper project, EPiAbstractions, fo...

Posted by johan on August 11, 2010

Intellisense for TDD in Visual Studio 2010

While I’m trying to get the time to write a longer post about lessons learned working with ASP.NET MVC 2 and VS2010, I thought I’d throw a shorter one out there in the meantime. Last week I was att The Gu’s presentation in Stockholm, and while he said a lot of interesting things about ASP.NET 4 and ASP.NET MVC (and some rather uninteresting things in his sales pitch for Silverlight 4), one thing in particular caught my attention: A new intellisense mode for TDD in Visual Studio 2010! The stand...

Posted by johan on December 09, 2009

Testing DataAnnotation-based validation in ASP.NET MVC

UPDATE: Aaron Jensen pointed out that this only works for .NET 4. The DataAnnotation.Validator class mentioned in the post does not exist in .NET 3.5, so this method does not work. With .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 came DataAnnotations, and with ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 1 came built-in support for DataAnnotation validation. This makes basic validation, like required fields, number intervals and so on, very simple. In order to be able to test this validation, though, you have to mimic some of the work th...

Posted by johan on November 18, 2009