Building a Testable Data Access Layer


All developers understand the theoretical value of unit testing, but with data driven applications, figuring out how to create tests can be hard. In this session, you will learn how to design and build a data layer that can be tested. We will introduce data layer architecture practices and methodologies that make testing possible, and cover the basics of unit test mocking. You will also be guided through various types of testing, including unit, integration, and functional testing. Leave this session with the basics needed to start creating tests for application data layers, including those powered by LinqToSQL and Entity Framework.


  • Todd Anglin

    3 Recordings

    Todd Anglin is VP of HTML5 Web & Mobile tools at Telerik, a leading vendor of development, team productivity, and automated testing tools, as well as UI components and content management solutions. He currently leads the global Kendo UI team, which builds professional tools with everything you need to create sites and mobile apps with HTML5 and JavaScript. Todd is an active author and speaker, focusing on technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. He is a Microsoft MVP, ASP Insider, founder and President of the North Houston .NET Users Group, and an O'Reilly author.

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May 5, 2011

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  • DAL 1 Recording