6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
intriguing ideas, irritatingly presented,
This review is from: Test Driven Development: By Example (Paperback)
The book's scope is well-defined and its methodology (including a running "task list" that is updated at the end of each chapter with strikeouts and new items) is innovative. But it falls sadly short in execution.
The text is overloaded with cutesy digressions that only serve to obscure the topic at hand and irritate the reader. No "Head First" title, this. To read this book is to wish over and over that its author had had the humility to submit it to another editor's series rather than launching it under his own.
Still, there is no other book quite like it on this subject, and I can certainly recommend it for extended bookstore browsing. You may find you are less sensitive than me to Beck's assaults on clarity, in which case by all means go forth and buy.