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Having put in a few logging messages into nspectre to prove the principle, it's time to test the logging messages. Given that the design relies on an ILogger interface, this is fairly easy with mocks. What I noticed fairly quickly was a class that created another class – which meant that testing logging would mean testing it in more than the target class.
The solution is to extract an interface from the class being created by the target class and pass it to the target class in the constructor. Now I can also mock the class that was being created. In this instance, the code that results is more elegant. All tests have been updated and they all pass. Once more the tests have proven their worth – this kind of refactoring would have been scary without them.


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April 25, 2006 at 10:57 pm

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