Testing using an Isolation Framework (RhinoMocks) With Derik Whittaker

Join me and the Enterprise Developers Guild on Tuesday, June 23, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro Room at the Charlotte Microsoft Campus to hear how to take your tests to the next level by learning how to utilize an Isolation Framework to remove dependencies from your tests. Our speaker is Derik Whittaker, C# MVP, a member of the ASPInsiders group, and author/maintainer of DimeCasts.Net.

Developing for Dollars, our year-long focus on providing you with the skills to create successful applications and connecting you with the right organizations to make money from your work, continues. This session will walk through the progression of testing with an Isolation Framework. In the session we will learn how testing in isolation will help remove dependencies which are out of our scope so we are able to create cleaner, simpler and more manageable tests.

During this session we will starts off our journey with a review of testing using NUnit. We will then continue on by creating tests which do not isolate their dependencies in order to understand how highly coupled test can cause random failures during test runs. Finally we will end our journey by learning how to use an isolation framework (RhinoMocks) to decrease the coupling in our tests and increase test reliability.

Derik Whittaker is a software developer currently working with AllscriptsMisys Healthcare. Derik has over nine years of experience developing, mentoring and leading Microsoft based products for a wide variety of different professional fields.

Derik is a C# MVP and is a member of the ASPInsiders group. He has been working exclusively with .NET since its inception and has professional experience in both VB.NET as well as C#. He is also a follower and believer in the Agile methodologies and has wide array of experience using various Agile techniques in the real world. You can catch Derik online as a member of the blogging group Devlicio.us or over at DimeCasts.Net.

Outside of his day job you can find Derik hanging out with his wife and two sons. He also enjoys all things sports (go Braves) and can be found at the local climbing gym on most weekends.

The meeting is sponsored by Logical Advantage.

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