Category Archives: Programming

There Is No State Only Events

I had got to the next feature, “Get an existing basket”, this was going to be a simple save the basket on creation, load it by id, return 404 if not found type of blog post, I even had the … Continue reading

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The First Test

We are at the point of writing our first test, but first lets review the whole test first pattern, that is the hopefully well known RedGreenRefactor although it seams to be well known I think there has grown up a … Continue reading

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A Bit of Up Front Planning

They do say that in Agile there is no up front planning, well I like to do a little bit, just so I know the direction I should set off, and the bit of space it gives allows me to … Continue reading

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Test First Development

Last time I wrote about how we are increasing the numbers of tests and how they are damaging our code.  Another problem we have that is stopping us getting the full benefits of refactoring code is the proliferation of mocks … Continue reading

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Too Many Tests

So here we are, there are now so many layers of tests that can be performed on a unit of code that even developers asking questions on stack overflow can’t keep them in line, is it a unit, iteration, functional, … Continue reading

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Team City PowerShell and Parameters

There are times when its really annoying, you get technology x up and running on your development machine and then try to integrate it into the wider enterprise system and fall at what is really the first hurdle, this has … Continue reading

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Building the Right thing Right

Its what we developers aim for and what the business hopes for, doing anything else costs money both at the time of development and into the future with maintenance and the cost of change. A few weeks ago I introduced … Continue reading

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