Monday, May 17, 2010

Brief history of mock objects

A brief history of mock objects, a story told by Steve Freeman. Good read as to the "why" of mock objects and how Hamcrest, jMock, and others came about.

http://www.mockobjects.com/2009/09/brief-history-of-mock-objects.html

Monday, May 10, 2010

Steve Freeman on sustainable TDD

Excellent presentation by Steve Freeman on sustainable TDD.  Lots of great tips for making your unit tests easier to comprehend and maintain.

http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Sustainable-Test-Driven-Development

 

 

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Practical styles of pair programming

Excellent blog on pair programming.

http://blog.xebia.com/2010/05/09/practical-styles-of-pair-programming/

A quote from the blog entry:

"No you're not faster on your own, you're just creating more crap for your colleagues to puzzle over and eventually delete. The code you write alone sucks. That guy that is getting on your nerves is trying to tell you (clumsily) that your code sucks, try to listen to him and you'll turn into a better programmer." 

Have you encountered one or more of these styles?  How many developers are pair programming these days?

 

Monday, May 03, 2010