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TDD through the eyes of Jeremy D. Miller

July 23, 2007

Another excellent post on TDD by Jeremy D. Miller. The following quote is something that needs to be up on the wall:

DO learn how RhinoMocks works or DO NOT use it.  Seriously.  It's a very powerful tool when used correctly, but it punishes folks with a shallow understanding of the tool.  Understand what it does, don't memorize, and don't try to copy/paste RhinoMocks code you don't understand

When I started out with unit testing and TDD, I ignored the existence of dynamic mocking frameworks altogether. I wrote my stubs and mock objects by hand. I wanted to grab on to the core principles of unit testing. After feeling the pain of manually writing stubs and mock objects for a year or so, I started using RhinoMocks. Looking back, I still started way too soon. I still consider not using a mocking framework at first is still a good thing. It's easy to get overwhelmed.

In this other post of Jeremy, the following quote actually made my day:

The WebForms event lifecycle is the most gawdawful, overcomplicated piece of crap MS has ever rammed down our throats.

Nuff said.

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