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Jani Hartikainen's Blog:
How to make your code testable
Aug 17, 2009 @ 08:52:22

Jani Hartikainen has posted a few suggestions on how you can structure your code to make (unit) testing it easier in the long run.

I’ve recently been working on a code-base which wasn’t designed with test-driven development methodologies, or with unit testing in mind. As I implemented unit-tests to this code, there were some modifications I had to do on the code. Some modifications popped up more than others. There were a few things that are more common than others - Let’s look at what they were and how they affect the code and tests.

He breaks it up into three different ideas - stop creating new objects in classes, keeping your methods' functionality down to a minimum and doing the same with classes. The smaller the "chunks" of code are, the easier they are to test.

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