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.Net TDD (Test Driven Development) by example - Part 1


Introduction In part 1 of this mini-series, we will develop a trivial business logic layer from scratch with a TDD approach with the goal of achieving the following:

Better code quality through Red, Green, RefactorDocumentation that grows as we develop and remains up to dateAutomatic regression test harness
This will primarily involve creating unit testsfirst, having them fail, making them pass and then refactoring the code to be of better quality and then re-running the tests. When using tools such as resharper to aid in refactoring code, having the tests in place right from the beginning really gives you peace of mind that you haven't broken anything. It also helps the thought processes while designing and developing an application or feature to be more targeted.

We will further develop the application in part 2 to add an MVC4 web client and continue the TDD story... 


Some BackgroundTest First or Test Driven development is a valuable software engineering practice. It c…

Adding mobile support for MVC4 Web Applications

A few years ago, mobile web sites were more of an after-thought for many developers unless you were involved in developing apps specifically targeted for mobile devices. I was surprised to read on wiki that it was only March 2010 when Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPad. What a different landscape we have seen since. Desktops, Tablet and Mobile support are now a major design goal for any site that needs a broad reach and this is only set to increase.





This article will demonstrate how MVC4, almost out of the box allows us to deliver views that cater for specific mobile devices and keep the code base shared as much as possible, creating mobile friendly web applications. Read complete article...
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