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Designing Silverlight Business Applications: Best Practices for Using Silverlight Effectively in the Enterprise by Jeremy Likness

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9. Testing

TESTING IS ONE OF THOSE TOPICS THAT MOST DEVELOPERS seem to have a love/hate relationship with. I still recall the day I gathered a team of developers together to announce we were going to start using unit tests with the ultimate goal to generate automated builds that would run the tests. “Great, more busy work,” complained one developer. “Now it’s going to take us twice as long to get a release out,” moaned another.

If those comments reflect your thoughts, you’ve probably not worked with unit tests that are done correctly. Just as the MVVM pattern can be implemented incorrectly and make your project more complex, testing can also become a drain of time and resources with little to no value if it’s not planned and executed the right ...

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