The Oxford English Dictionary presents the followingdefinition: “Phenomenology. a. The science of phenomena as distinctfrom being (ontology). b. That division of any science which describesand classifies its phenomena. From the Greek phainomenon,appearance.” In philosophy, the term is used in the first sense, amiddebates of theory and methodology. In physics and philosophy ofscience, the term is used in the second sense, albeit onlyoccasionally.
Mockists favor and assert that using this style of testing encourages more role interfaces, since each collaboration is mocked separately and is thus more likely to be turned into a role interface. So in my example above using a string buffer for generating a report, a mockist would be more likely to invent a particular role that makes sense in that domain, which be implemented by a string buffer.
The second line is parenthetical in nature, almost like an aside.
Brentano distinguished descriptive psychology fromgenetic psychology. Where genetic psychology seeks the causesof various types of mental phenomena, descriptive psychology definesand classifies the various types of mental phenomena, includingperception, judgment, emotion, etc. According to Brentano, every mentalphenomenon, or act of consciousness, is directed toward some object,and only mental phenomena are so directed. This thesis of intentionaldirectedness was the hallmark of Brentano’s descriptive psychology. In1889 Brentano used the term “phenomenology” for descriptive psychology,and the way was paved for Husserl’s new science of phenomenology.
Using mocks this test would look quite different.
To explore test doubles a bit more, we need to extend ourexample. Many people only use a test double if the real object isawkward to work with. A more common case for a test double would be ifwe said that we wanted to send an email message if we failed to fillan order. The problem is that we don't want to send actual emailmessages out to customers during testing. So instead we create a testdouble of our email system, one that we can control andmanipulate.
Here we can begin to see the difference between mocks and stubs. If we were writing a test for this mailing behavior, we might write a simple stub like this.
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Of these kinds of doubles, only mocks insist upon behavior verification. The other doubles can, and usually do, use state verification. Mocks actually do behave like other doubles during the exercise phase, as they need to make the SUT believe it's talking with its real collaborators - but mocks differ in the setup and the verification phases.
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Of course this is a very simple test - only that a message has been sent. We've not tested it was sent to the right person, or with the right contents, but it will do to illustrate the point.
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In both cases I'm using a test double instead of the real mail service. There is a difference in that the stub uses state verification while the mock uses behavior verification.