Test-Driven Development With Refactoring

Success on an Agile project relies heavily on the people in the trenches. Developers, testers, and product managers focused together, can deliver astonishing accomplishments in a short amount of time. Extraordinary results require discipline, motivation and alignment. Test Driven Development (TDD) and Refactoring creates the momentum to help developers organically …

Eliminating Static Dependencies

Nature abhors a vacuum.  It turns out she also abhors static dependencies (I have my sources).  Static dependencies are the modern-day globals, often exposed through classes named “Helper”.  I’ve certainly been guilty of overusing static dependencies in the past, with classes like “LoggingHelper”, “SessionHelper”, “DBHelper” and so on. The problem …