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Tim VanFosson
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Why are Estimates often Wrong: A Response
This article, Why are software estimates regularly off by a factor of 2-3 times? showed up in my Twitter feed today It was billed as one of the best explanations of the "futility of software estimation." Go read it now or the rest of this won't make much se...
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Posted: TDD and Me
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Some thoughts on the differences between API and data models.
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A brief of example of how you'd go about beginning to do TDD with Dapper based on the infrastructure outlined in my previous posts.
In the last several posts I've set up the infrastructure for doing Test Driving Development for Dapper with lightweight integration tests. You might want to review these if you haven't already looked at them. Lightweight Inte...
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The third in a series of blog posts about integration testing with Dapper
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Twin Cities Code Camp: Presentation
Links to information used in my presentation on Automated Testing: Patterns and Practices Slides Lightweight Integration Testing with Dapper Dapper Example Repository
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Long ago, on a very different internet, we used IFrames extensively to layout content where that content might come from many different components on the same system. IFrames are still used but have a very different purpose t...
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Another post inspired by a Stack Overflow question (see my answer). The specific situation encountered by the asker of the question was prompted by a situation in which the asker knew the specific type that was being returned...
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I put together some code from various places to come up with a clean way to test nested anonymous types in JsonResults.
Recently I had a need to test some controller actions that returned nested anonymous types. Since the Data property on the JsonResult is of type object this can involve jumping through some hoops with reflection to get access...
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The last in the setup portion of my series on Dapper integration testing
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Diving into the technical challenges of automated integration testing with Dapper.
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