Mocking Crestron

Introduction

Far from what you might think from the title, this article is not about poking fun at the world’s leading automation system. Far from it: Crestron is the only platform that has successfully made the transition from proprietary development environments and niche, specialised programming, to mainstream software development practices.  This article covers one aspect of that transition by describing one approach to “unit testing” – the practice of repeatedly testing small elements of a larger system to ensure they satisfy their design parameters – using “mock” objects.  This gives confidence that your code, when employed in a larger system, will yield the expected behaviour.

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