Easily create builders for your tests using Intellij IDEA

The builder pattern is one of the more useful patterns out there when creation unit tests. Instead of having a huge initialization such as: @Test void validateUser_userNameIsEmpty_returnFalse(){ var user = new User(); user.setId("id-1"); user.setName(null); user.setPhoneNumber("555-1234"); // additional user initialization boolean result = userService.validate(user); assertFalse(result); } You can instead create a simple user builder object for … Continue reading Easily create builders for your tests using Intellij IDEA

Using nDepend to understand, and improve legacy code

One of the issues when dealing with legacy code is missing information. Unlike newly developed code which has up to date documentation or at least some developers who know design decisions and implementation details. Legacy code is a completely different story - the original developers usually are not around to answer any questions, documentation is … Continue reading Using nDepend to understand, and improve legacy code