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Thanks for having videos publicly available. I am going to setup hands-on courses in using tools/libraries in the company I am working for. I care much about quality and process improvement. The first course I was thinking of was to be about unit testing and mocking. I have not worked with it much myself, so I have to learn it good myself first.

Browsing for recommended books I found “xUnit Test Patterns” which I bought, and on another page I saw a sub-comment by a person that said “The Art of Unit Testing” (written by me) is now available. I wrote in it all the things I was missing in the other books!”.

Seriously. I don’t get much confidence in a man saying that his book is the best. BUT thanks to a comment by another person saying that you are an authority in unit testing, I decided to check-out your webpage.

First impression. You don´t know how to tell jokes. You are rude and a know-it-all.

The first video that I began to see “unit testing best practices”, was actually so good that I bought the book before finish watching it. I watched more and more videos. I like you now!

You are a hard man. You don´t have recommendations, you have rules. But the rules makes so much sense. Only 1 Assert, Strict Naming convention, Only test 1 thing. Sensible test data, (not 42, which is just sad) You are still rude, but I understand that your humor or rudeness is also a way provoke a silent and non-interactive public to interact with you.

I liked especially the Norwegian exception. Not zooming-in on small fonts, even though you know it is small. That was rude. But they deserved it for being so silent, even though you asked them.

In my team we have a lot of automatic integration tests. I realize now that we are doing it all wrong. We don´t know what we test, and cannot say what is wrong when something fails. We also test too much in each test, use magic numbers, and have tests that are supposed to “fail”. It is embarrassing when you think about it. You have really opened my eyes for Unit Testing. I will now work even harder to introduce it in my own team and get that course up. I frankly didn’t know that there was so much to learn about unit testing. I got a real eye opener. Thanks I will highly recommend your videos to my colleagues. (and the book after reading it) 


I think he inadvertently gave me a taste of what it feels like to listen to me, from his point of view.

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