TechEd Aftermath

With TechEd: Developers long over, I thought I’d post a few links to the residue I left in my wake Jeff and Scott apparently found my session useful: http://blog.usingtangent.net/2006/11/tech-ed-unit-testing-best-practices.html. While I was at TechEd, I also gave an interview for the Virtual Side. It appears as a part of a longer podcast, shortly after the…

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Data Access Component Testing

In a typical n-layer enterprise application, there’s almost always a data access layer with one or more data access components (DACs). In some cases, a DAC has complex interactions with its relational data store, and it will be a good idea to subject the DAC to a suite of integration tests. This may not always be…

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Integration Testing Principles

As I’ve written before, integration tests are different from unit tests, but that does not mean that unit testing tools such as Visual Studio Team System can’t or shouldn’t be used to define integration tests. However, many integration tests will, by their nature, require the presence of external infrastructure, such as a relational database, web…

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