[Esug-list] Proposal for Mock Objects at ESUG 2011

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at gmail.com
Fri May 27 05:38:07 EDT 2011

Hi Dennis,

Take a look at SSpec (http://www.squeaksource.com/SSpec.html) - that
has a mocking library, and might give you a head start?


On 27 May 2011 05:36, Dennis Schetinin <chaetal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> I'd like to explore interest to Mock Object in Smalltalk society. I'm
> currently working on the topic, preparing a paper and presentation targeting
> at ESUG 2011.
> I plan to present Mock Objects technique itself and a framework named
> Mocketry as a tool helping to apply it in practice. Of course I'll provide a
> small example to illustrate some of the ideas.
> Apparently, Mocks technique is not popular tool among Smalltalkers. It even
> seems (to me), TDD is not as widely used as it could and should be (despite
> the fact it was born in Smalltalk). I have been using TDD and Mocks for many
> years in different projects with Smalltalk and other languages. Sometimes it
> was hard, sometimes I was even giving it up, but by now I think I have
> sufficient experience to state that TDD in general and Mock Objects
> specifically do deserve (at least) more attention by smalltalkers. Yes,
> Smalltalk is great language and it has great tools. This damps some aspects
> of the problems TDD and Mocks address, but for sure does not remove them
> totally. More than that, I can say I was most productive in Smalltalk when I
> used "classic TDD" and mocks in conjunction.
> So, are other Smalltalkers interested in this topic? Do you think it worth
> to be presented at the conference? What are the problems you'd like to
> discuss there?
> --
> Dennis Schetinin
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