3.4. Refactoring your design to be more testable

It’s time to introduce two new terms that will be used throughout the book: refactoring and seams.

Definition

Refactoring is the act of changing code without changing the code’s functionality. That is, it does exactly the same job as it did before. No more and no less. It just looks different. A refactoring example might be renaming a method and breaking a long method into several smaller methods.

Definition

Seams are places in your code where you can plug in different functionality, such as stub classes, adding a constructor parameter, adding a public settable property, making a method virtual so it can be overridden, or externalizing a delegate as a parameter or ...

Get The Art of Unit Testing, 2nd Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.