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Wednesday, November 19 • 14:55 - 15:50
Mark Seemann - Look, no Mocks! Functional TDD with F# (Slides)

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Test-Driven Development (TDD) is supposed to be about feedback, but a recent criticism has been that it tends to cause 'test-induced damage', because the design resulting from TDD is worse than an alternative design one could produce without kowtowing to testability.

The counter-argument is that this may indicate a failure in API design, rather than a failure on the part of the TDD process.

Often, the problem with TDD is an over-reliance on Mocks, which again causes an over-emphasis on mutation. Functional Programming, with its emphasis on immutability, can help significantly pull the tests away from relying on Mocks, leading to a better overall design, and more maintainable unit tests.

This session uses F# to demonstrate how to use Functional design with TDD to remove the need for Mock objects.

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Mark Seemann

Danish Programmer. Creator of various open source software, including AutoFixture. Author of Dependency Injection in .NET.

No mocks pptx

Wednesday November 19, 2014 14:55 - 15:50
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