# 147 - Abstracting away Dependencies for Simpler code

Date: 10/13/2009

Level: Intermediate

Author: Derik Whittaker

Tags: Dot Net Design Patterns

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This episode is a direct request from an emailer that wanted to know how to abstract away WCF services to allow for better abstraction and simplier unit tests. In this episode we will take a look at the pain points around having direct knowledge of a web service can bring for not only testing, but in running your application. Once we understand the pain points we will take a look at how to abstract them away with the adapter pattern.
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