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Mar 12 2014

Making a Mockery with Mock Objects

Mock objects are used by many developers when they’re using test-driven development to design their systems, but what is it? And what are all these subtypes like partial mocks and nice mocks? Are mock objects usually nasty but impartial? Let’s take a look, using examples from the OCMock framework for Objective-C testing.

Jan 15 2014

Code Review in Four Steps

When I started at Big Nerd Ranch, I was starved for code review. I had received very few deep, insightful comments on the code I had produced up to that point. Then the code review process at Big Nerd Ranch changed the game for me. 

I quickly found out how valuable code review is—not just as a programmer, but also as a reviewer. I began learning about new strategies and tools for solving problems, along with new ways to use the tools I already had.…

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