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Working Effectively with Unit Tests by Jay Fields
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it was ok

I didn't like the layout of the book. It made it hard to find the meat hidden in the book.
The main problem is that the book is probably 50% printed unit tests.
Personally, I find it unrewarding looking through code in a book.
I'd rather have seen carefully chosen snippets that illustrated the author's points.
The code could've been posted online and referred to allowing readers to utilizes IDE's to parse the code.

The author is also a bit dogmatic saying things should never/always (or at least almost always) be done his way. I am probably over-exaggerating this due to the authors inability to relate his points to solid examples. For example, the author is against using setup. I personally am at least ambivalent here. Separating state from assertions clarifies the intent of the test for me.

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March 2, 2016 – Shelved
March 2, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 10, 2016 – Shelved as: requestbuy
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