Afterword. A Brief History of Mock Objects

Tim Mackinnon

Introduction

The ideas and concepts behind mock objects didn’t materialise in a single day. There’s a long history of experimentation, discussion, and collaboration between many different developers who have taken the seed of an idea and grown it into something more profound. The final result—the topic of this book—should help you with your software development; but the background story of “The Making of Mock Objects” is also interesting—and a testament to the dedication of the people involved. I hope revisiting this history will inspire you too to challenge your thoughts on what is possible and to experiment with new practices.

Origins

The story began on a roundabout1 near Archway station ...

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