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Beautiful Software

I ran into this quote that reminded me that software development is indeed a craft. I love when software can be described as beautiful. “Ugly programs are like ugly suspension bridges: they’re much more liable to collapse than pretty ones, … Continue reading

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Coding Practice: Automated Build and Deployment

Coding   Practice: What should I do if my project doesn’t automatically build and deploy to assembly? As early in your project as possible, you should implement automatic build and deployment to your shakeout and assembly environments with a target … Continue reading

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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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