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Test Driven: Practical TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers

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In test driven development, you first write an executable test of what your application code must do. Only then do you write the code itself and, with the test spurring you on, you improve your design. In acceptance test driven development (ATDD), you use the same technique to implement product features, benefiting from iterative development, rapid feedback cycles, and bet ...more
Paperback, 513 pages
Published October 19th 2007 by Manning Publications (first published October 12th 2007)
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Moayad Taibah
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS BASED SOLELY ON CHAPTER 2, and so I cannot give it 5 stars.

I have read the second chapter of this book as part of a course assignment and it was delightful! I may be bias towards my judgement, due to the fondness I have for testing, but the book is written beautifully and is quite simple and very much understandable. One of the thing I appreciated most in the chapter I read was the teaching by example; The author asks the reader to get his/her hands dirty and delve right int
Franck Chauvel
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had already read Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests and Test Driven Development: By Example. TDD sounds promising and yet, I was struggling in practice. This book answered most of my questions. It covers four main topics: The basics, some more challenges areas (GUI, multi-threaded code, persistence), acceptance-TDD frameworks such as Fit, and a couple of advices to help you convince your colleagues. Although I was less interested in the part about ATDD, I recommend it to anyone ...more
Collin Rogowski
Nov 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Very nice and thorough introduction to Test Driven Development. Especially the beginning is very valuable as a non-trivial, realistic example (a template engine) is developed from scratch using TDD. Many (theoretically known) concepts become clear when discussed in this way. The reminder of the book is also interesting, as special topics like GUI-testing and concurrency are covered.
If you want to do TDD and don't know really how to start, this book is a must read.
Oct 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked Koskela's hands-on approach to using tests (test driving) as a valuable tool for a developer. I had practiced TDD for some time before reading the book but it still provided lots of useful insights.
Bryan Vold
Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This book is very well written, very well organized and very well edited (haven't found errors). This is a great introduction to TDD Test Driven Development. I highly recommend this book as a programmer and tester.
Olli Sorje
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good book about doing TDD with Java. I also liked last chapter talking about how to support adoption of TDD and ATDD.
Madhur Ahuja
Apr 03, 2016 rated it liked it
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Much better of the other TDD books in Java. Carries much of theory in the end. The beginning parts are much useful and practical.
Jorge Roldán
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great introduction to TDD. From the basics to more advanced techniques.
Lars Westergren
Jul 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Very hands on and step-by-step guide to becoming test infected. A few chapters are very java-specific, but most of it is relevant for fans of other languages too.
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