A while ago I wrote an article describing how the Portable Class Library can enable us to write Unit Tests for our Windows Phone apps using the tools and frameworks we’re already familiar with. By adding an abstraction layer and using types common to the Base Class Library, Portable Class Library and Windows Phone we can write unit tests using tools like MSTest and Moq.

As a consultant I travel quite a lot by car. By the end of every month I need to fill in our corporate Excel spreadsheet with my mileage and send it to payroll in order to get reimbursed.

During my parental leave this summer I had some moments which I could spend on coding-for-fun. Like a whole lot of others these days I began to write a couple of Windows Phone 7 apps. Among the first things I looked into was the availability of testing frameworks especially suited for Windows Phone development. Back then I found one – the silverlight toolkit unit testing framework. It’s an impressive piece of work. But in my humble opinion it lacks, currently, two major features. The first feature is; execute unit test outside of the emulator or the device i.e. on your computer.

Context/Specification är en alternativ stil att skriva enhetstester enligt. Tycker du att ni har enhetstester som är komplexa eller svåra att underhålla av andra anledningar? Då kan Context/Specification stilen vara ett bra verktyg i arbetet med att reda ut situationen.