mockito after agile2008

August 27, 2008

I spoke about spying vs mocking and Mockito library at the agile 2008.

The turnout was quite good given that there were almost 40 sessions in parallel (mostly about big things and with big-name presenters). I met Johannes Link, the creator of a javascript spying framework in the spirit of Mockito. Go Test Spies! :). Between sessions, we spoke with agile coaches who already have tried Mockito and we received positive feedback (and they didn’t know we’re the authors beforehand!).

I hope I managed to popularize Mockito and the spying approach.

Someone asked me what’s the user base of Mockito. Although I don’t know the answer I can throw some figures at you:

~500 downloads last month (does not include Maven users)

~2300 visits to Mockito last month (thank you, Google Analytics)

One of the attendees asked me for the slides from my session at Agile2008. Bear in mind that they have less value if you didn’t attend the presentation – some slides are pretty minimal or they are just open questions. Anyway, here are the slides. Oh, and the session title “Don’t give up on mocking” is a complete mess. What I really want to convey is “Give up on mocking, go for spying”. One of my older posts sheds some light why I messed the title up.

agile2008 update

August 6, 2008

Just got back from an excellent session on agile coaching by J. B. Rainsberger. Joe talked about the mistakes he did in his vivid coaching career since the early days of XP. Mark my words: you really want to go to his session next time he speaks at some conference.

The other sessions I attended were also quite interesting. One of them was about new xUnit library for .NET called… (suspence… even more suspence…) It’s maybe not revolutionary but it solves some nUnit issues I didn’t even know about (I’m a java boy so wonder).

I’m giving a talk about Mockito on Thursday. If you believe that classic mocking is great OR you think that mocking is a disaster then I hope to see you!