26 February 2018
Unit testing on .NET Core is pretty opinionated and messy. The wide range of frameworks and the lack of a standard structure beyond Arrange, Act, Assert doesn’t help much. My .NET unit testing opinions are well rooted in what I like to call specification structured testing. To support this, I’ve pulled together a library of base classes that provide a standard for writing concise unit tests in a specification structure, whilst leveraging existing frameworks and tooling. You can find it on GitHub and NuGet.
03 December 2017
This is the second part of a series of articles that I’m writing based on my experiences with my GameBoy emulator written in .NET Core; Retro.Net. This time I’ll be having a look at the core of the emulator, which implements a high level form of dynamic recompilation to emulate the Z80 derived GameBoy CPU.
22 November 2017
When put into context by HTTP’s 25 year lifetime, or the almost 50 years worth of milliseconds added to UNIX time since the epoch, my 5 year software development career is very short. But even during this time I have seen an exponential shift in software development methodologies and technology. This has been unanimously for the better and means that we are no longer reinventing the wheel every day and are instead making cool stuff. Some teams have embraced this, accepted that what they learnt 3 years ago is now obsolete and almost useless, discarded it and moved on. Others, however have simply fallen behind.