TestCon Europe 2019

Dennis Doomen

Aviva Solutions Netherlands, The Netherlands


Dennis is a veteran architect in the .NET space with a special interest in writing clean code, Domain Driven Design, Event Sourcing and everything agile. He specializes in designing enterprise solutions based on the .NET technologies as well as providing coaching on all aspects of designing, building and maintaining enterprise systems. He is the author of www.fluentassertions.com, a very popular .NET assertion framework, www.liquidprojections.net, a set of libraries for building Event Sourcing architectures and he has been maintaining coding guidelines for C# on www.csharpcodingguidelines.com since 2001. He also keeps a blog on his everlasting quest for better solutions at www.continuousimprover.com.


How to Practice Test Driven Development without Shooting Yourself in the Foot

It’s 2019, so practices like Test Driven Development (TDD) have long found their way into organizations. However, the practices and principles to keep those unit tests maintainable haven’t really changed. Still, I regularly talk to developers that somehow ended up with an incomprehensible unmaintainable set of unit tests that they once believed in, but are now holding them back. So in this session I like to provide a refresh of those fundamental ideas and talk about why you should practice TDD, revealing intentions, naming conventions, state versus interaction based testing, and how to stay out of the debugger hell with proper mocking and assertion frameworks. And even if you believe you are well versed in the testing realm, join me anyway. Maybe we can learn some tips & tricks from the audience as well. Looking forward to it!

Session Keywords
TDD Practices