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Latest from our blog

TDD: Mocking vs No Mocking – Here’s Why You Should Do Both

If you’re writing unit tests you’ll probably have heard the debate about whether or not you should use mock objects.
Or maybe you’re struggling with difficult to write or maintain tests because they’re complex?

In this article I’m going to attempt to show that you need both techniques in your solutions and show how understanding when to use each style of test will help you on your TDD and DDD journey.

Sep 14, 2021

Parents at AO

TWO CAVEATS TO THIS POST!  Mums. You rock. Any and all complaints or challenges I perceive as a dad are…

Aug 23, 2021

Our Tech Stack

When it comes to technology - we're open, bold and choosy.
Technology moves fast, but we move faster. Even with older languages and frameworks we find we’re only really limited by our imaginations. We don't straggle in adopting a new technology, but we're not magpies either - we don’t try everything that's new, just for the sake of it.

Our Teams

We use what works best, we're informal and constantly evolving.
We encourage lean/agile principles, but teams choose their own processes and technologies – they are closest to the problems they're solving and can make best decisions. We trust you enough to seek guidance and to make the right choices at the right time. If it doesn't work out, it's just a lesson learnt for next time.