June 24, 2005
Lately I've been deep in the world of reading Unit Testing, and Refactoring books and articles, namely Test-Driven Development by Kent Beck, and Refactoring by Martin Fowler (both great books). I've dabbled around writing unit tests AFTER I finished my work and went through my normal browser testing, however this time I'm going to start a little project using Test Driven Development. I'm not going to code a line of implementation code unless I have a test that requires code. After being in "bugfix" mode at work for 5+ months I'm buying deeply into TDD as I have been supporting other people's crappy code for too long now. This little project is just a fantasy web services project. Here are the details...
An automated system needs to be able to read xml data from a file in a specific location, send that data to a 3rd party website that will log the data and record any errors that occur. The system should also be able to connect to the 3rd party website and gather data and return it to the client machine as a saved file to be retrieved later by the clients legacy system.
I'm going to use Marcus Baker's excellent tool SimpleTest, and I'll be posting my findings in an upcoming write up.
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