Episode 20 – Clean Test

Clean Code

Episode 20

This episode talks about more in-depth on how to keep test clean.

  • Anatomy of a Test
    • Four Phases of test function. 4 As of Test: Arrange, Act, Assert, Annihilate
    • Arrange:Act:Assert, Build:Operate:Check, Given:When:Then
    • Arrange: Set the test to the environment to run the test. Create test fixture.
    • Act: Call the function we want to act upon.
    • Assert: Check the expectation.
    • Annihilate: Put the test environment back to the original state.
  • The Arrange
    • Drive the test to the state (test fixture) it needs for testing
    • Transient Fresh – create and destroy around every test
    • Persistent Fresh – allow to exist between test, initial around every test
    • Persistent Shared – allow to exist between test, allow some states to carry over to other test
  • Setup Struggle
    • What happen if setup grows?
  • Test Hierarchy
    • Test group into Hierarchy so setup only specified in those test needed
  • Clean Composition
    • Action is the thing that you are testing
    • It is a good idea to put two or more actions into an utility function so the test looks like testing one actions
  • The Assertion
    • Test is a boolean operation
    • Single Action follow by Single Assertion
    • More than one assertion, then composition it into one well name assertion.
  • Conclusion
  • References
    • xUnit Test Patterns, Gerard Meszaros
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