Links: Being Successful with Agile and unit testing

It is always nice to hear when a fellow developer succeeds and what makes these posts even better is the fact that they also contain valuable tips as well.

Lessons learned from an Agile project (David Tchepak):

Dave^2 writes about an agile project he’s been part of for the last 18 months – and he has a lot to tell you about it. They’ve been doing XP and Scrum using 2 week iterations and as far as the post goes it was great.If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants by Lady AnnDerground.

The post explains about several points that attributed to the project success:

  • Short user stories
  • Momentum
  • Feedback
  • Acceptance testing
  • Do what works
  • End-to-End as fat as possible

But don’t take my word for it – read about it in his blog.

Six Months Down The Line – Unit Testing (Isaac Abraham)

Isaac project is getting close to its first release and after six months of practicing TDD (Test Driven Development) – he has some insights on unit testing and how to make them work for you.

This is the first project he’s been using TDD and unit testing all the way and as far as I can tell from the post it went great -no trivial task.

He has a few tips on how to succeed with unit testing such as “keep your test as granular as possible” and “keep your compile time down”.

The post has a nice overview of the tools used (MSTest, Rhino-Mocks) along with Isaac’s experience with them.

All in all a good post to read if you’re interested in reading the lessons learnt from a successful TDD first timer.

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