The concept of test beds or velcros for software modules…

Last week I attended a conference by Mario Cardinal at MSN Canada. The conference was part of the Toronto Architecture User Group.

The presentation had quite a few valid points along with the concept of “velcro” or test bed for modules. Test beds are a very familiar concept in electronics. In order to test hard drives or dvd drives, the manufacturer create test beds as opposed to test the parts in a computer. The same line of reasoning applies to software.

Here’s a Tech Ed 2009 presentation by Mario Cardinal.
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I look forward to see the code from this presentation at CodePlex and see what Mario Cardinal will blog after the Alt.NET conference in Vancouver, whether the same approach can be achieved with mocking frameworks.

Today (June 15th) I found the code for the Velcro project at codeplex.com. Hope this helps you evaluating this concept: http://velcro.codeplex.com/

Happy coding!

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