Monthly Archives: March 2013

Coding Practice: Unit Test Coverage

Coding   Practice: How much code should I expect to cover with my unit tests? This is another one of those   questions where the answer is “it depends”.  A hard fast rule of thumb   is that you should … Continue reading

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Coding Practice: Unit Testing – Arrange, Act, Assert

Coding Practice: How should I layout my unit tests? Just as you   would when working with any code, your objective is readability and ease of   comprehension.  A coding layout for unit tests that achieves this   objective is … Continue reading

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Coding Practice: Unit Test Execution Time

Coding   Practice: What do I do when my unit tests take more than 6 seconds to run? Unit tests should take less than   1 second to run per test.  When recently looking at a leading open source eCommerce project, … Continue reading

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Coding Practice: Analyzing Code Clones

Coding Practice: Why doesn’t someone make a tool to help you detect code duplication and opportunities for refactoring? Someone does.  In fact, it is built into Visual Studio 2012 (Ultimate and Premium editions) under the Analyze menu > Analyze Solution … Continue reading

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Coding Practice: Unit Test to Code Ratio

Coding Practice: What should I do if my lines of unit test code is greater than the lines of code being tested? This is a good sign.  You should expect to have a code-to-test ratio of 1:2 (i.e. twice as … Continue reading

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Coding Practice: LINQ Complexity

Coding Practice: Which has higher cyclomatic complexity, a one line LINQ query or 20 lines of code? Well, it depends.  Take the single line of code below as an example: This one line LINQ query has a cyclomatic complexity of … Continue reading

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Coding Practice: YAGNI

Coding   Practice: What is the minimum code needed to do a task? There is this concept of calling YAGNI (You Aren’t Gonna Need It) on a chunk of code that you have written to do something above and beyond … Continue reading

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