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Foreword by Kent Beck
"The authors of this book have led a revolution in the craft of programming by controlling the environment in which software grows.--Ward Cunningham
“At last, a book suffused with code that exposes the deep symbiosis between TDD and OOD. This one's a keeper.--Robert C. Martin
“If you want to be an expert in the state of the art in TDD, you need to understand the ideas in this book.--Michael Feathers
Test-Driven Development (TDD) is now an established technique for delivering better software faster. TDD is based on a simple idea: Write tests for your code before you write the code itself. However, this "simple" idea takes skill and judgment to do well. Now there's a practical guide to TDD that takes you beyond the basic concepts. Drawing on a decade of experience building real-world systems, two TDD pioneers show how to let tests guide your development and “grow software that is coherent, reliable, and maintainable.
Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce describe the processes they use, the design principles they strive to achieve, and some of the tools that help them get the job done. Through an extended worked example, you'll learn how TDD works at multiple levels, using tests to drive the features and the object-oriented structure of the code, and using Mock Objects to discover and then describe relationships between objects. Along the way, the book systematically addresses challenges that development teams encounter with TDD--from integrating TDD into your processes to testing your most difficult features. Coverage includes
• Implementing TDD effectively: getting started, and maintaining your momentum
throughout the project
• Creating cleaner, more expressive, more sustainable code
• Using tests to stay relentlessly focused on sustaining quality
• Understanding how TDD, Mock Objects, and Object-Oriented Design come together
in the context of a real software development project
• Using Mock Objects to guide object-oriented designs
• Succeeding where TDD is difficult: managing complex test data, and testing persistence
Steve Freeman is an independent consultant specializing in Agile software development. A founder member of the London Extreme Tuesday Club, he was chair of the first XPDay and is a frequent organizer and presenter at international conferences. Steve has worked in a variety of organizations, from writing shrink-wrap software for IBM, to prototyping for major research laboratories. Steve has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, and degrees in statistics and music. Steve is based in London, UK.
Nat Pryce has worked as a programmer, architect, trainer, and consultant in a variety of industries, including sports reportage, marketing communications, retail, telecoms, and finance. With a Ph.D. from Imperial College London, he has also worked on research projects and does occasional university teaching. An early adopter of Extreme Programming, he has written or contributed to several open source libraries that support Test Driven Development. He was one of the founding organizers of the London XPDay and regularly presents at international conferences. Nat is based in London, UK.
Freeman and Pryce were joint winners of the 2006 Agile Alliance Gordon Pask award.
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A must read for any green or brownfield software developer. I had to buy a second copy because all my colleagues keep borrowing it.Published 1 month ago by PS
Loved this book. I picked up a range of tips that I am now putting into practice.Published 3 months ago by Sean Thomas
The authors of this book did for sure write plenty of tests and they are sharing their knowledge with us. Read morePublished 11 months ago by vrto
At the beginning of a book, authors provide an inside into theoretical fundamentals of testing and object-oriented design as well. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Samuel Molnar
With the binary files alone offers a look into the indexes that have issues with parameter constraints as a Big Design Up Front (BDUF) Agile Development. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Derek Allan Elj
I have learned a lot about building testable code from this book but it is was not an easy read. Code is in focus which is good but me as a C# developer had same minor difficulties... Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Kreso Jurisic