In my last post I created a simple Cake Addin that was for replacing appSettings in a app/web.config. As promised, one of the other aspects of a creating a cake adding will be writing tests. So let’s cover how you can get start testing a Cake addin.
Since we are creating an extension method on the
ICakeContext, we need an implementation we can use to test. One solution to this is to create a fake.
Ultimately what you need to do is implement the aspects of the
ICakeContext you use within your extension method. In my example, the only thing I was using was the
For reference, here was my extension method:
I’m going to create a
FakeCakeContext for my tests that will implement
ICakeContext. All the properties I need to implement I will be using FakeItEasy to create fakes.
Now that we have our
FakeCakeContext, we can write a test that calls our extension method. In our test, I’m using FakeItEasy to validate that the
Log.Write was actually called on the
I’ve been using FakeItEasy a lot more lately instead of Moq and have really been enjoying it. If you are using a mocking or faking library, which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.