Monthly Archives: March 2012

TechDays 2012

I was up on the stage today at TechDays 2012 Finland, giving my first big presentation!

The title of my talk was roughly “practical difficulties of unit testing”. I started out with a brief intro to the tools – test frameworks, test runners and mock libraries. After that, I discussed unit test quality issues by taking an example from a recent project I worked on, and dissecting the issues I had with it. Finally, I talked at some length about breaking dependencies, which in my experience is usually the first obstacle that trips beginners.

The talk was recorded, and the video will be up for grabs at some point. Both the talk and the accompanying slides were in Finnish, but I guess so are most of my readers. :-)