Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

I am a huge Star Wars fan. I was born after A New Hope was released, but was at the sweet spot for Star Wars toys when Empire and Jedi spawned merchandise like only an 80’s franchise could. In high school, I boasted that I read over 30 expanded universe novels (which I now realize was not the kind of boast that I should have made in high school). To this day, my office at home is literally wall-to-wall Star Wars books, toys, posters and no fewer than 8 lightsabers.

If you read past the break there are, most definitely spoilers.

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Why I avoid using verify in tests

When I first learned unit testing and Test Driven Development, test frameworks were very light and mocking frameworks were just coming into the picture. I was writing a lot of C++ back then, and if I wanted a mock I would implement my class interface and link my test to the mock version instead of the production version. Fast forward 15 years and we have extraordinarily advanced mocking frameworks (and I mostly write Java these days). While new libraries have come and gone, Mockito remains my favorite. It has a good balance of a straightforward syntax and a very complete feature set. In fact, a bit too complete if you ask me.

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Docker, Docker, Docker

In this episode of Devs Talking, the James’s and I discuss application containers in general, and deep dive into Docker. We discuss the basic concepts of containers and talk about pros and cons in the context of our own experience with Docker.

In this episode of Devs Talking, the James’s and I discuss application containers in general, and deep dive into Docker. We discuss the basic concepts of containers and talk about pros and cons in the context of our own experience with Docker.