January 2010 Meeting of Israel Dot Net Developers User Group (IDNDUG)

The January  meeting of the Israel Dot Net Developers User Group will be held on Wednesday January  20, 2010.   This meeting will focus on real-real issues and practices in developing unit tests, with a variety of tools.  Our speakers will be Dror Helper and Gil Zilberfeld from the company Typemock.


Unit tests increase the programmer’s confidence that individual units of source code are fit for use.

Although most software developers have heard about unit testing and some even use TDD at their work there is more to unit tests then writing tests using a framework.

This session is intended for developers that want to know more about unit testing and TDD and how it can help them produce better code.

Part 1 – Real life unit testing

Tools are not enough. If you want to succeed overtime, you need more ammunition. Some people call them best practices. We call them real life lessons. Let’s share.

· Why should every developer unit test his code

· Unit testing tools

· TDD & Unit testing best practices

· How to avoid writing fragile tests

· Testing special scenarios

Part 2 - How to make a mockery

So you’ve decided you want to unit test. Good for you. But are you ready for the next step? In the real world, applications are so complex, that in order to test a component in isolation, you need a new set of tools.

He’s what we’re going to learn:

• What’s the problem?

• Why is it so confusing?

• That’s how I roll (my own mocks)

• All sorts of Isolation frameworks

• Road-bumps and stabilizers

17:30 - 18:00   Assembly
18:00 - 19:15   “Real_life Unit Testing”  
                      Dror Helper and Gil Zilberfeld, Typemock

19:15 - 19:30   Break
19:30 – 20:30  “How to Make a Mockery”  
                     Dror Helper and Gil Zilberfeld, Typemock

About the presenters:

Dror Helper is an experienced software developer currently working at Typemock where he develops unit testing tools. Over the past 7 years, he has designed and developed applications in various fields including video streaming, eCommerce and performance tools. He is passionate about programming best practices and unit testing, and is always willing to talk about the subject. He was a guest presenter at several user groups. Visit Dror’s blog (http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/dhelper/) where he writes about software development and best practices.

Gil Zilberfeld has been in software since childhood, starting with Logo turtles. After 15 years in commercial software companies, he has vast experience in development and development practices. Currently Gil is the Technical Evangelist of Typemock, promoting unit testing and some incredibly cool tools. He's also taken part in the Alt.Net Israel community, and has run talks in different groups. Gil blogs on the Typemock blog (http://blog.typemock.com). Gil and Dror produce the “This Week in Testing” webcast on the Typemock site.

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