Tangential comments about Software Development

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Pocket PC Tests

There's no current framework for unit tests on the Pocket PC Emulator. I found a few old blog posts, but nothing looked like it was still supported. So I rolled my own.

Interesting exercise. A trade-off between usefulness and ease of development. Highlights are:

  • I really wanted a red/green bar for visualising success

  • Attribute programming and reflection is easy enough if you're following a model

  • Run one test with the debugger in Visual Studio is helpful

  • The tests are slow by comparison with say NUnit and C# libraries

  • They are not Unit tests, by and large. I respect Michael Feathers' definition