Automated testing of EPiServer CMS sitesAn overview of testing in general and specifically EPiServer sites<br />
About me<br />Joel Abrahamsson<br />Living in Stockholm<br />Works at Valtech<br />Develops websites with ASP.NET and EPiS...
Agenda<br />The importance of automation<br />Types of testing<br />xUnit testing<br />Isolating code<br />Challenges when...
The importance of automation<br />Quick feedback loops<br />Less debugging<br />Limits the human factor<br />Documentation...
Automation goals<br />We want our tests to be run. Often. By everyone.<br />Tests should be self-checking<br />Tests shoul...
Types of automated tests<br />UI Tests<br />Integration tests<br />Unit tests<br />
UI Testing<br />Tests all layers of the application<br />Frameworks<br />Selenium<br />Watin/Watir<br />Can be run using a...
Tests several layers of the application<br />Implemented using Xunit frameworks<br />Pros<br />No isolation required<br />...
Tests individual units in the system<br />Implemented using Xunit frameworks<br />Pros<br />Fast<br />Precise feedback<br ...
The common name for a set of code-driven testing frameworks<br />Test Fixtures<br />Test Suites<br />Assertions<br />Test ...
The verification phase consists of one or several assertions<br />Tests either test state or interactions<br />Verifying s...
Frameworks<br />NUnit<br />MBUnit<br />xUnit.net<br />Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework / MSTest<br />Executed using te...
Replace a depency with a different component with the same interface to enable and verify interactions<br />Also known as ...
Allow a consumer to consume a component without knowing the specifics and origins of the component in advance<br />Impleme...
Inversion of Control – An example<br />
Using IoC leads to flexible components<br />Using IoC helps us conform to the SOLID principles <br />The Dependency Invers...
The consumer of the consumer provides the consumer with the component it depends upon<br />Constructor Injection<br />Prop...
The consumer retrieves the component it depends upon from a third party, a Service Locator<br />Use Dependency Injection i...
Frameworks for managing dependencies<br />Enable life cycle aware applications<br />A wide range of open source frameworks...
Test Doubles<br />Dummies – objects that are passed around but never used.<br />Fakes – Working implementations<br />Stubs...
Static or non-virtual methods<br />Example: all methods in DataFactory are non-virtual<br />Makes Inversion of Control har...
Create wrappers<br />EPiAbstractions<br />epiabstractions.codeplex.com<br />Beware of security concerns<br />Overcoming st...
Create wrappers<br />Use Page Type Builder to decouple from PageData.Property<br />Partial mocking<br />Overcoming depende...
Extract business logic from pages and controls<br />Use Page Type Builder to decouple from PageData.Property<br />pagetype...
Model View Presenter<br />Image from http://geekswithblogs.net/dchristiansen/archive/2007/12/07/microsoft-patterns-and-pra...
Two base classes for pages and controls, EPiMvpPage and EPiMvpUserControl<br />A base class for presenters, EPiPresenter<b...
A request comes in to the view<br />Web Forms MVP inspects the views PresenterBinding attribute to find the presenter type...
Good candidates for testing include<br />Integrations with external services<br />Utilities (AddQuerystringParameter etc)<...
Give your tests descriptive names<br />Care about the code in your test<br />Arrange your tests using AAA (Arrange, Act, A...
Questions?<br />http://joelabrahamsson.com<br />@joelabrahamsson<br />mail@joelabrahamsson.com<br />
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  1. 1. Automated testing of EPiServer CMS sitesAn overview of testing in general and specifically EPiServer sites<br />
  2. 2. About me<br />Joel Abrahamsson<br />Living in Stockholm<br />Works at Valtech<br />Develops websites with ASP.NET and EPiServer<br />Blogs about web development<br />Founder of the open source projects Page Type Builder, EPiAbstractions and co-founder of EPiMVP<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />The importance of automation<br />Types of testing<br />xUnit testing<br />Isolating code<br />Challenges when testing EPiServer sites<br />
  4. 4. The importance of automation<br />Quick feedback loops<br />Less debugging<br />Limits the human factor<br />Documentation<br />
  5. 5. Automation goals<br />We want our tests to be run. Often. By everyone.<br />Tests should be self-checking<br />Tests should be repeatable<br />Tests should be independent of environment<br />Tests should run fast<br />There should be no hassle running our tests.<br />
  6. 6. Types of automated tests<br />UI Tests<br />Integration tests<br />Unit tests<br />
  7. 7. UI Testing<br />Tests all layers of the application<br />Frameworks<br />Selenium<br />Watin/Watir<br />Can be run using a GUIor as part of xUnit tests<br />Pros<br />Concrete/easy to understand<br />Easy to get started<br />Cons<br />Very slow<br />Hard to maintain<br />Blunt feedback<br />Use for a few key scenarios or when refactoring for testability<br />Write maintainable tests using Page Objects<br />User interface<br />Business logic<br />Data access<br />Database<br />
  8. 8. Tests several layers of the application<br />Implemented using Xunit frameworks<br />Pros<br />No isolation required<br />Ensures that whole features work<br />Cons<br />Slow<br />Doesn’t give very accurate feedback<br />Hard to maintain and set up<br />Use to verify functionality of interactions<br />Don’t confuse with unit tests<br />Integration Testing<br />User interface<br />Business logic<br />Data access<br />Database<br />
  9. 9. Tests individual units in the system<br />Implemented using Xunit frameworks<br />Pros<br />Fast<br />Precise feedback<br />Can be used to drive developmentand ensure good design<br />Cons<br />Requires isolation/mocking<br />Use to drive development to ensure good design and provide documentation<br />Write tests for design and documentation, not quality assurance<br />Unit Testing<br />User interface<br />Business logic<br />Data access<br />Database<br />
  10. 10. The common name for a set of code-driven testing frameworks<br />Test Fixtures<br />Test Suites<br />Assertions<br />Test consists of four phases<br />Set up<br />Exercise<br />Verify<br />Tear down<br />xUnit<br />
  11. 11. The verification phase consists of one or several assertions<br />Tests either test state or interactions<br />Verifying state means checking a returned value or ensuring that an object is in a specific state<br />Verifying interactions usually means verifying that the component being tested has performed an interaction with another component. <br />xUnit - Asserts<br />
  12. 12. Frameworks<br />NUnit<br />MBUnit<br />xUnit.net<br />Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework / MSTest<br />Executed using test runners on clients and by build servers<br />Many frameworks comes with built in runners<br />Resharper<br />TestDriven.NET<br />xUnit Frameworks<br />
  13. 13. Replace a depency with a different component with the same interface to enable and verify interactions<br />Also known as mocking<br />Accomplished using Inversion of Control<br />Replacing interface methods or virtual methods<br />Frameworks<br />Rhino Mocks<br />Moq<br />Isolator<br />NUnit.Mocks<br />Code Isolation<br />
  14. 14. Allow a consumer to consume a component without knowing the specifics and origins of the component in advance<br />Implement using Dependency Injection or Service Locator<br />Inversion of Control<br />
  15. 15. Inversion of Control – An example<br />
  16. 16. Using IoC leads to flexible components<br />Using IoC helps us conform to the SOLID principles <br />The Dependency Inversion Principle - Depend on abstractions, not on concretions<br />The Single Responsibility Principle - A class should have one, and only one, reason to change<br />IoC leads to good design<br />
  17. 17. The consumer of the consumer provides the consumer with the component it depends upon<br />Constructor Injection<br />Property Injection<br />Dependency Injection<br />
  18. 18. The consumer retrieves the component it depends upon from a third party, a Service Locator<br />Use Dependency Injection instead if you can<br />Service Locator<br />
  19. 19. Frameworks for managing dependencies<br />Enable life cycle aware applications<br />A wide range of open source frameworks<br />StructureMap<br />Ninject<br />Unity<br />Castle Windsor<br />Autofac<br />IoC Containers<br />
  20. 20. Test Doubles<br />Dummies – objects that are passed around but never used.<br />Fakes – Working implementations<br />Stubs – Provides implementations for certain methods with responses defined in the test<br />Mocks – Same as stubs but with expectations that can be verified<br />Partial mocks<br />Isolation/Mocking terminology<br />
  21. 21. Static or non-virtual methods<br />Example: all methods in DataFactory are non-virtual<br />Makes Inversion of Control hard<br />Dependent on it’s configuration<br />Makes it hard to test single units of code<br />Tightly integrated with Web Forms<br />Makes it hard to test without a HTTP Context<br />Complicates Depency Injection<br />EPiServer CMS challenges<br />
  22. 22. Create wrappers<br />EPiAbstractions<br />epiabstractions.codeplex.com<br />Beware of security concerns<br />Overcoming static and non-virtual methods<br />
  23. 23. Create wrappers<br />Use Page Type Builder to decouple from PageData.Property<br />Partial mocking<br />Overcoming dependencies on the configuration<br />
  24. 24. Extract business logic from pages and controls<br />Use Page Type Builder to decouple from PageData.Property<br />pagetypebuilder.codeplex.com<br />The Model View Presenter pattern<br />Web Forms MVP<br />webformsmvp.com<br />EPiMVP<br />github.com/joelabrahamsson/EPiServer-MVP<br />Overcoming tight Web Forms integration<br />
  25. 25. Model View Presenter<br />Image from http://geekswithblogs.net/dchristiansen/archive/2007/12/07/microsoft-patterns-and-practices-team-release-the-model-view-presenter.aspx<br />
  26. 26. Two base classes for pages and controls, EPiMvpPage and EPiMvpUserControl<br />A base class for presenters, EPiPresenter<br />A presenterfactory that instantiates presenters for views with the view and PageData object<br />Also comes with two presenterfactories that utilizes IoC containers, StructureMap and Ninject<br />EPiMVP - Components<br />
  27. 27. A request comes in to the view<br />Web Forms MVP inspects the views PresenterBinding attribute to find the presenter type<br />Web Forms MVP uses a configured (in global.asax) PresenterFactory to instantiate a presenter with a modelobject<br />The presenter, which receives the view and PageData object in the constructor attaches it’s methods to the view’s events<br />EPiMVP – How it works<br />
  28. 28. Good candidates for testing include<br />Integrations with external services<br />Utilities (AddQuerystringParameter etc)<br />Custom caching<br />Components that easily get to be complex (example: paging)<br />Bad candidates include<br />Components with extremely little logic<br />Components where the logic is handled by EPiServer (menus etc)<br />Components that deal with, or are closely coupled to, markup <br />Keep in mind that the point of the test isn’t only what it tests but that it drives good design<br />What to (not) test using unit tests<br />
  29. 29. Give your tests descriptive names<br />Care about the code in your test<br />Arrange your tests using AAA (Arrange, Act, Assert)<br />Also known as Given-When-Then<br />Be carefull with using code coverage as a measurement<br />Some principles such as the DRY principle isn’t always valid for tests<br />Do not use tools to generate tests. Period.<br />Words of advice<br />
  30. 30. Questions?<br />http://joelabrahamsson.com<br />@joelabrahamsson<br />mail@joelabrahamsson.com<br />
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