DDD3 – Session voting opens


I am pleased to announce that you may now vote for those sessions that you would like to see on the DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper 3 agenda!

There’s a great line up of speakers available to choose from – some of whom are travelling from further afield to be here! And it sees the return of some familiar speakers, such as Steve Scott.

I have submitted a session, Unit Testing and Code Coverage: Putting it all together, here’s the abstract:

With Test-Driven Development (TDD) now entering the mainstream via such tools as NUnit and more recently Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS), you may be wondering how to “get more” from TDD. I believe that we can improve the quality of our application by using a combination of TDD and code coverage.

Code coverage, whereby we “track” how much of our code is covered during testing, is not new. Indeed, we can practice code coverage and TDD in isolation. However, applying what we know about code coverage against our unit tests allows us to move our applications to the next “quality” level:
no longer is it acceptable to have unit tests on their own, we must know how well written the unit tests are, how much of the classes under test are really being tested?

Over the course of 60 minutes I will introduce the benefits of code coverage using both manual methods and automated tools. I will briefly introduce TDD and will go on to demonstrate the benefits of using code coverage tools against your unit tests, i.e. how well do your tests exercise your classes/application?

Whilst I will be using Visual Studio 2005 and C#, I will discuss Visual Studio 2003 compatibility too. I will be looking at a handful of the code coverage tools that are available, both free and commercial.

If you would like to see this session, please vote for it! And if there’s anything you would like me to cover in this session, please feel free to send me an e-mail or leave a comment here!