Month: April 2010

Test Data Buildering

This blog post accompanies one of our weekly lightning talks, embedded below. Read the text, watch the video, or heck, do both! [video:youtube:hUgp4svllcA] Over the course of our learning how to specify and write tests for our code on the HIP we have gone through many different styles of dealing […]

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Adventures in Scala-based functional testing

We are in the process of creating a financial calculation library in Scala for one of our applications, and if there is one thing that is “really easy” for calculations, it is testing them… </sarcasm> Everybody likes to demonstrate simple examples of testing mathematical formulas using tools like JCheck/ScalaCheck or […]

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Pattern Language Problems

I’ve been talking to various people about pattern languages lately and trying to get various developers here at youDevise to give lightning talks about patterns to help spread knowledge about them a little. During all of this I’ve noticed a recurring theme: people usually think that a pattern is a […]

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Acceptance Tests at GOOSGaggle

Steve Freeman has been advising youDevise from our early beginnings. He and Nat Pryce have downloaded their ideas about test-driven development, mocking, and software design into a super book called Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests, or GOOS for short. Recently Steve, Nat, and Brian Marick gathered some very smart […]

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Brian Marick: On Naivete

Brian Marick was present at the birth of the term “agile”, but is one of the humblest chaps I’ve met. Here he is during his visit to youDevise as part of his recent pairing tour of Europe, explaining why being naive is a good idea. [video:youtube:iRoH_zKu5mQ] Thanks Brian for visiting […]

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