Monday, October 27, 2008

SD Best Practices 2008 Notes

For those that attended in person, thanks for coming to my talks at SD Best Practices.

If you're interested in the slides I presented, please e-mail me. They always change up to the last minute!

If you want advice on how to improve xUnit adoption on your enterprise project, feel free to e-mail me! I'm happy to provide advice. I'm working on a book about adoption of xUnit testing in enterprise projects, so I want to learn as much as possible about the different obstacles out there.

If you can, please take Scott Ambler's 5 minute TDD adoption survey:

Recommended bestpractices for xUnits with the Database:

1. Use the Dependent Object Framework (the DOF) for easy setup of database dependencies for xUnit tests.
2. Use JPA, possibly Hibernate Entity Manager
3. Use an in-memory database, such as H2 (see related blog entry)

To get started on the DOF,
1. Review the DOF User Guide
2. Review the "Hello DOF" example programs.

If you want help implementing the DOF, please contact me.

I'll be speaking at Voices that Matter in San Francisco on December 3

So Wassup with writing software without adding automated unit tests as you go along? Well, this video came to mind. The Wassup video:

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