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Category: terminology

Definition of 'Done'

May 1, 2006 by Artem

During the last Agile SW Development Practices Seminar in Vantaa the participants shared a set of stories about how the switching to the agile development methods proceeded in their companies. A reasonable amount stories included a mention about that without the agreed definition of "done", nothing was completely done.

Own experience

Few weeks ago, when starting a new project, our team decided to try figuring out what our 'done' means. It was a total surprise to discover that within a small and rather coherent team of five persons we had three different points of view.

Mocks, stubs and fakes

April 25, 2006 by Artem

I am rather new to the Test-Driven-Development (TDD) and continuous testing in general. Therefore I quite often experience the terminology difficulties: how to call fully functional alternative object, how to call almost empty stub objects, etc. It looks like I am not alone.

Martin Fowler highlights the Gerard Meszaros's proposal:

The generic term he uses is a Test Double (think stunt double). Test Double is a generic term for any case where you replace a production object for testing purposes. There are various kinds of double that Gerard lists:

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