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ATDD by Example: A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development

(A Kent Beck Signature Book)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  12 reviews
With Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), business customers, testers, and developers can collaborate to produce testable requirements that help them build higher quality software more rapidly. However, ATDD is still widely misunderstood by many practitioners. "ATDD by Example" is the first practical, entry-level, hands-on guide to implementing and successfully apply ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published July 6th 2012 by Addison-Wesley Professional
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Torben Rasmussen
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
ATDD by Example is an excellent primer on Acceptance Test Driven Development. The author switches fluently between detailed technical considerations on how to automated functional tests and the higher level abstractions and testing techniques that underlies it.
Exactly this seems to become the books weak side. It requires a solid understanding of both programming and testing to be really valuable, a combination of skills that is still all too rare.
This may confuse some readers that would either
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: it, owned
Very clear and practical book that got me started right away.
Alf Kåre Lefdal
Feb 04, 2013 rated it liked it
The book is OK. I enjoyed the first part, which is similar to the first part of Kent Beck's TDD book. The rest of the book did not add much more value than Gojko Adzic's SBE book.
Elias Nogueira
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great book showing what is ATDD in the fists chapters in a light way.
Johnny Graber
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
A well written starting guide on the topic of acceptance test-driven development. The book shows the basic topics and helps you to make your first steps with ATTD. The examples are realistic and help you to understand how this style of testing is different from other approaches. However, by aiming at beginners it will not cover intermediate topics.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
A book introduces some basic knowledge of ATDD and usage of cucumber as well as FitNesse. This book is generally okay, but some parts appear to be outdated or difficult to understand.
Christophe Addinquy
Sep 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: agile, tests
This book is a clear disappointment. It's about looking at ATDD from a developper perspective alone. Because you know, we're developers and we're the smartest guys in the room. And everybody else sucks. ATDD is a specification activity, a way to create shared understanding among the project actors. Instead the book focus heavily on code (not very well also), using Fitness and Selenium. I don't care about it or I would purchase a Selenium book.
The parts of the book dedicated to the real Specifica
Vladislav Gangan
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good ATDD primer for beginners. Those who have already experienced ATDD or have read "Specification by Example", "The RSpec Book" and "The Cucumber Book" would uncover few secrets. Although I have to admit that Part 3 about principles and values is a good summary to refer to if you need to quickly refresh your memory or teach someone else the ATDD discipline.
Matteo Tomasulo
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: testing
On piratical side, just ok to see a little bit how to combine ATDD and TDD and have a introduction on different tools (Part I and Part II).
On the conceptual/principle side I did not find nothing very interesting or useful.

Nick Zdunic
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fairly good in that in provide technical examples whilst others haven't.
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it
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very nice primer, just sometimes violating the DRY principle.
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Markus Gärtner works as an Agile tester, trainer, coach and consultant with it-agile GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. Markus founded the German Agile Testing and Exploratory workshop in 2011, is one of the founders of the European chapter in Weekend Testing, a black-belt instructor in the Miagi-Do school of Software Testing, contributes to the Agile Alliance FTT-Patterns writing community as well as the So ...more

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