[TIP] Mock objects in testing object composition?
jim at zope.com
Thu May 17 08:23:32 PDT 2007
On May 17, 2007, at 11:11 AM, Benji York wrote:
> Kumar McMillan wrote:
>> On 4/24/07, Julius Lucks <lucks at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>>> Many thanks Benji and Paul.
>>> Looks like simpler is better. So when are mock objects useful?
>> in my experience, mock objects are useful mostly for depending on
>> kind of "external" resource.
> Purists would probably call those "stubs" instead of "mocks", but I
> what you're saying.
Since this is a testing list, I think it would be helpful to be
careful about jargon so as not to sow confusion. I think we should
distinguish between stubs and mocks, providing the link to:
when there is confusion, assuming of course, that Fowler is correct
in his characterization. :)
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