Testing capabilities library for Reinforced.Tecture

cqrs, architecture, netstandard, architectural-framework, csharp, database, dotnet-core
Install-Package Reinforced.Tecture.Testing -Version 1.0.2


What is that?

This is experimental architecture framework for .NET applications. It is built on aspect-based principles involving some CQRS and functional programming approaches. Tecture intensively utilizes C# features, strong typing, lambda expressions, extension methods and generics. Usage experience is very similar to LINQ. The closest project that does somewhat similar is MediatR, but Tecture is wider and covers more problems.

Reinforced.Tecture is available on NuGet along with its dependent packages.

PM> Install-Package Reinforced.Tecture
PM> Install-Package Reinforced.Tecture.Aspects.Orm
PM> Install-Package Reinforced.Tecture.Aspects.DirectSql
PM> Install-Package Reinforced.Tecture.Runtimes.EfCore
PM> Install-Package Reinforced.Tecture.Testing

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Tecture overcomes traditional approaches of .NET application design with following features:

Below are several pieces of code that uses Tecture:

Abstractions of external systems

Define channels and use aspects:

/// <summary>
/// Hi, I'm database communication channel
/// </summary>
public interface Db :
    { }

Organize your business logic

Create services for business logic and produce commands

/// <summary>
/// I'm orders service. And these are my type parameters (tooling). 
///	                  By using them I say that I can update orders and add order lines
/// </summary>                       |                               |
public class Orders : TectureService< Updates<Order>, Adds<OrderLine> >
	private Orders() { }

	/// <summary>
	/// And I'm business logic method
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="orderId">I consume order id</param>
	/// <param name="poductId">and product id</param>
	/// <param name="quantity">and also product quantity</param>
	public void CreateLine(int orderId, int poductId, int quantity)
		// I perform queries to the database
		var order = From<Db>.Get<Order>().ById(orderId);
		// My aspect allows me to add order lines
		To<Db>().Add(new OrderLine
						OrderId = orderId,
						ProductId = productId,
						Quantity = quantity

		// And only update orders
		      .Set(x=>x.TotalQuantity, order.TotalQuantity + quantity);

		// Also I can invoke other services

Manage read operations

Define queries for your channels

/// I'm entity interface...
public interface IEntity { int Id { get; } }

public static class Extensions
	/// ...and you don't need repositories anymore to get me by Id
	public static T ById<T>(this IQueryFor<T> q, int id) where T : IEntity
		return q.All.FirstOrDefault(x => x.Id == id);
	/// Even if you have SQL
	public static IEnumerable<Order> GetRecentOrders(this Read<Db> db)
		return db.SqlQuery<Order>(o => 
			$"SELECT * FROM {o} WHERE DATEDIFF(day, {o.UpdatedAt}, GETDATE()) < 30"

// ... 
var o = From<Db>().GetRecentOrders();
// ...

Connect Tecture to your application

Tecture can be easily registered in any IoC container and used from application

public class OrdersController : ApiController
	// You can inject
	private readonly ITecture _tecture;

	public OrdersController(ITecture tecture)
		_tecture = tecture;

	public ActionResult PerformActionWithOrder(int id)
		// and use it  

		return Ok();

Get explanation of your business logic

Trace your business logic and get clear explanation what exactly it does with external systems:


var a = tecture.Do<Orders>().CreateOne("new order");

var trace = tecture.EndTrace();

 * 1. [ ->] 	Check existing order presence: 'False' obtained
 * 2. [ADD] 	Adding new order to the database
 * 3. [<- ] 	<SAVE>
 * 4. [SQL] 	Re-calculating denormalized items count
 * 5. [<- ] 	<SAVE>
 * 6. [ ! ] 	<END>

Create unit tests without pain

Extract test data from the trace and dump it into C# code. Convert tract into validation code. Put them together to get data-driven infrastructure-free unit test

public void Order_Creation_Works_As_Expected()
	using var c = Case<Order_Creation_Works_As_Expected_TestData>(out ITecture ctx);

	var a = ctx.Do<Orders>().CreateOne("test order");