Using conditional breakpoints to filter exceptions during debugging

With every new version the C# language has grown and improved. The last version so a.k.a C# 6 has brought some of my favorite features. And with C# 7 just around the corner I know there's more to come. One of the new useful features added to C# is the ability to filter exceptions. Consider … Continue reading Using conditional breakpoints to filter exceptions during debugging

Faking DateTime using Microsoft Fakes seems to be broken

It seems as if causing DateTime.Now to return another value has become the demo to show when demoing an unconstrained Mocking framework. It’s easy to show and needed in many unit tests – unless you want your tests to be affected by time – trust me and you don’t. That’s why I was amazed to … Continue reading Faking DateTime using Microsoft Fakes seems to be broken

New Pluralsight course: C++ Unit Testing Fundamentals Using Catch

Last week my very first Pluralsight course went live!My course on unit testing in C++ using CATCH is ready for your viewing pleasure. It’s about a topic I’m passionate about - how to write good unit tests, I’ve used Catch because I found that it helps writing good tests while avoiding many of the pitfalls … Continue reading New Pluralsight course: C++ Unit Testing Fundamentals Using Catch

Implementing Soundex using LINQ (with help from OzCode)

A while ago I came across the very interesting Soundex algorithm. It’s a way to find similarity between words based on how they sound – I’ll let Wikipedia explain:Soundex is a phonetic algorithm for indexing names by sound, as pronounced in English. The goal is for homophones to be encoded to the same representation so … Continue reading Implementing Soundex using LINQ (with help from OzCode)

Comparing Two objects using Assert.AreEqual()

Anyone who ever googled (binged?) about unit testing have heard about the “one assert per test rule”. The idea is that every unit test should have only one reason to fail. It’s a good rule that help me write good, robust unit test – but like all such rules-of-the-thumb it’s not always right (just most … Continue reading Comparing Two objects using Assert.AreEqual()

VS2015 Update 1 brings (back) parallel test execution

Yesterday I’ve installed the new VS2015 update and tried to make my machine talk to my win10 (IoT core) Raspberry PI. It didn’t help but that’s a story for another blog post – spoiler: it was a problem with my laptops Ethernet port.After the dust settled I’ve started reading about the new goodness that was … Continue reading VS2015 Update 1 brings (back) parallel test execution