Monthly Archives: September 2015

Coded UI vs White

Today, we’ll look at Coded UI and White automation frameworks in terms of building an automated UI test suite for a WPF application. We are going to compare them from different points of view, such as performance, the ease of getting started and maintainability. You will see which of these two frameworks suits what kind of projects and how to make a decision in your particular circumstances.

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Fail Fast principle

The fail fast principle is underlying for many other software development practices. It comes out so often that it’s hard to cover all its appearances in a single article. Nevertheless, that is exactly what I’m going to do here 🙂

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DRY revisited

Another principle we should follow when building a software project is the DRY principle. The abbreviation stands for Don’t Repeat Yourself. While it seems pretty straightforward and intuitive, this principle is more than meets the eye. Let’s see how it is so.

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Cohesion and Coupling: the difference

This is another post on the most valuable principles in software development.

You might have heard of a guideline saying that we should aim to achieve low coupling and high cohesion when working on a code base. In this article, I’d like to discuss what this guideline actually means and take a look at some code samples illustrating it. I also want to draw a line between these two ideas and show the differences in them.

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