Where is TDD going next? Mock Methods not Objects? …
Where is TDD going next? Mock Methods not Objects?
There are many good reasons for using TDD in it’s ‘mockist’ form and you tend to build better software as as result. However there’s still a lot of overhead involved in creating mock and stub objects and passing them around. It makes the approach less accessible, more elitist and harder to integrate into a project if all the devs aren’t indoctrinated with the approach.
The slides below throw around some ideas for how we might do things differently. At it’s core is the concept of mocking methods rather than objects along with a compilation process that forces isolation.