This is awesome!
Wikipedia has a whole list of programming anti-patterns, and James Carr lists some TDD anti-patterns.
Some of these are pretty funny:
Magic numbers: Including unexplained numbers in algorithms
Superboolean logic: unnecessary comparison or abstraction of boolean arithmetic
Boat anchor: Retaining a part of a system that no longer has any use
Roy Osherove blogs that he was mistaken when he suggesting using mocks for data access code. With the improved Rollback attributes that he helped create, along with people like Justin Burtch who created a similar attribute for VSTS, they are now thinking that this is the way to go: rolling back database changes.
Roy is no fan of VSTS testing, finding a few bugs and some questionable design decisions. Those don’t seem like deal breakers for me, but we will see.
The BindingList is very nice, but doens’t support some things like sort and filter that a lot of people would like to have (see here for a short discussion on BindingList vs Datatable).
This project, in sourceforge, called BindingListView is supposed to allow you to get a sorted or filtered “view” of a bindinglist.
Might be worth checking out.
Here is an article from MS on how to od the upgrade.
Thankfully, it is a very easy process.
It looks like I have fallen victim to an asp.net no-no.
I have always used a label in my forms when I want to have some text that is updated by the code behind. Turns out that I should probably be using literals.
Even more, I didn’t even realize that the label object allows you to specify a text element that will gain focus when the label is clicked. Nice.
This site looks really interesting. They seem to have loads of video content, interviews and examples.
The one that got me looking at the site was their video on MVC/MVP pattern.
I will be checking this out.
Rhino Mocks seems to be one of the most preferred mock frameworks out there.
Phil Haack, CodeBetter and Markitup have article showing how to test events on interfaces (x2) and objects in Rhino Mocks respectively.
They even have some videos up showing some Rhino Mocks stuff.
Haack also has a nice example of using MVP and Rhino Mocks to test some asp.net pages.
Update: Phil Haack has updated his HttpContext Simulator with some new goodies.
Here is an article by Haacked showing how one can create a test friendly httpcontext.
I modified his example some and started using it in some tests; works very nice!
Here is another implementation based on Haack’s example that is supposed to also work with session.
I almost NEVER use session if I can avoid it, but still this could come in handy.
Here is a nice article on Null Object Refactoring, a process where you create a null representation of an object for use when you want to treat the object as null, rather than passing around a truely null object.
This is one of Fowlers refactoring suggestions from his book: Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code and on his site: http://www.refactoring.com/catalog/introduceNullObject.html