Standardizing tools can lead to testing “synergies”

It's everyone's favorite square on buzzword bingo. The one with the word "synergies" written on it. But just because managers and consultants overuse a word, doesn't mean it doesn't have real value. I'm talking about standardizing testing tools. I was just talking with someone about a consulting opportunity at a large company. Their challenge is … Continue reading Standardizing tools can lead to testing “synergies”

How to reduce the number of mocks for testing

We all know that testing objects in isolation is a good thing. (You should also test objects interacting, but that's a different subject.) Testing in isolation allows us to concentrate on testing a behavior without introducing additional complexity. It also allows us to strictly regulate the external state and eliminate potentially unexpected behavior. To accomplish … Continue reading How to reduce the number of mocks for testing