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|You Are Here||3|
|What Is Legacy?||4|
|Why Care About Legacy?||5|
|The Top Three Activities With Legacy Code||6|
|Hurdles To Microtesting||8|
|How To Proceed?||9|
|A Chicken And Egg Problem?||10|
|The Legacy Stance||12|
|Element One: Stop Digging ← Click to Preview||13|
|Element Two: Start Stepping||14|
|Element Three: More Microtests!||15|
|Some Important Non-Technical Techniques||16|
|Lunch and Learn (Study Group)||18|
|Lunch and Learn (Lottery)||19|
|The Big Visible Chart||20|
|Now, Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Technique||22|
|Extract and Override: The Universal Pliers||24|
|The Context: An Awkward Chunk Of Code||25|
|The Technique: Isolate And Test Around||26|
|How Much Code To Extract? ← Click to Preview||28|
|Why You Should NOT Use Extract And Override||29|
|Why You SHOULD Use Extract And Override||30|
|Download Starting Code||33|
|Extract And Override Solution ← Click to Preview||36|
|Welcome To CRRAP!||38|
|A Typical Piece of CRRAP||39|
|Brief Overview Of The Output||40|
|The Cheat Sheet||41|
|The Rules Of The Game||42|
|Start with the Universals||44|
|Step 1: Reformat and Commit||45|
|Step 1: Our Version||46|
|Step 2: Eliminate the Noise||47|
|Step 2: Our Version||48|
|Step 3: Get To Testability||49|
|Crazy Mike Hits A Dead End!||50|
|Legacy Pattern: Mini-Scoop It!||51|
|Legacy Pattern: Maxi-Scoop||52|
|Legacy Pattern: Tests As Probes||53|
|Exercise: Pin Down One Path||55|
|Where to from here?||57|
|The Mission ← Click to Preview||58|
|Technique: Control Your Namespace ← Click to Preview||59|
|Technique: Think Small||60|
|Technique: Keep Tests Excellent ← Click to Preview||61|
|The Cheat Sheet Again||62|
|Hints Page 2||65|
|What is Static Cling?||68|
|A Class With Static Variables||69|
|Unexpected Test Failure||70|
|A Bad Solution: Reset Shared Data||71|
|A Better Solution: Remove Side-Effects||72|
|Solution: A Factory||74|
|Exercise: Static Cling||76|
|A Close Look At The SongPlayer Class||78|
|Download The Code||81|
|What About Privates?||85|
|How Interesting Are Privates?||86|
|If They Are Not Interesting, Don't Bother Testing Them||87|
|Ease the Restriction||88|
|How Private Are Privates?||89|
|Test Derived Class||90|
|The Refactoring Approach: Extract a Helper Class ← Click to Preview||91|
|Testing Privates While Maintaining Your Dignity||92|
|Privates, Design, And Testability||93|
|Conclusion: Where to Next?||95|
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