Test Driven: Practical TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers

Overview

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 better-defined requirements. TDD and its supporting tools and techniques lead to better software faster.

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Overview

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 better-defined requirements. TDD and its supporting tools and techniques lead to better software faster.

Test Driven brings under one cover practical TDD techniques distilled from several years of community experience. With examples in Java and the Java EE environment, it explores both the techniques and the mindset of TDD and ATDD. It uses carefully chosen examples to illustrate TDD tools and design patterns, not in the abstract but concretely in the context of the technologies you face at work.
It is accessible to TDD beginners, and it offers effective and less well known techniques to older TDD hands.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's Inside

  • Learn hands-on to test drive Java code
  • How to avoid common TDD adoption pitfalls
  • Acceptance test driven development and the Fit framework
  • How to test Java EE components-Servlets, JSPs, and Spring
    Controllers
  • Tough issues like multithreaded programs and data access code
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932394856
  • Publisher: Manning Publications Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 470
  • Sales rank: 1,415,433
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Lasse Koskela is a methodology specialist at Reaktor Innovations. He started promoting Agile methods in Finland in 2002, ramped up the local Agile Seminars in 2005, and has coached dozens of teams around Europe in agile methods and development practices such as test driven development.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Very good book

    This is a very good book with lots of practically useful examples, clear theory and philosophy of test driven development.

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