Moq OData Delta Objects To Test Patch Methods

Issue

Following on from my afternoon with Moq I stumbled upon another fun issue. How the hell could I test my API’s PATCH methods? They all make use of OData’s Delta objects. read more

Mock a return type of Task and Tuple with Moq

Issue

Using Moq I was creating a few unit tests and stumbled across an interesting problem. I needed to mock a call to an async method on a service under test that took in a 2 parameters and returned a tuple of 2 values. read more

System.MissingMethodException: Method not found – Entity Framework

Issue

Encountered the System.MissingMethodException: Method not found with very little else to go on. I noticed as part of the stack trace a reference to an async call on Entity Framework Core Add method. read more

Azure Application Insights CI/CD Enrichment

As part of getting the API “match fit” prior to deployment I explored the various options for logging, auditing and telemetry to provide feedback in relation to production diagnosis and application usage (API focus here). This is part 1 which covers the enrichment of the deployment pipelines using the Azure Application Insights. read more

Postman Testing – Chaining Requests From one Request to Another

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The Issue

I’d like to run a full suite of Postman tests are part of a CD pipeline into pre-production to indicate any issues and stopping the deployment of the API further. I’d built up 200+ Postman tests to cover standard CRUD operations on a number of resources. The tests were checking the POST responses for certain eleements returned in the body, 200 responses etc. Similar for PUTS, PATCHES and GETS. However, it would be nice to create a resource then reference this resource across all API operations for that resource. read more