Test Driven
Practical TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers
Lasse Koskela
  • August 2007
  • ISBN 9781932394856
  • 544 pages
  • printed in black & white

... very engaging writing style, I was blown away!

Michael Feathers, Consultant, Object Mentor

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, 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.

About the Technology

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, 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.

About the book

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.

What's inside

  • Hands-on examples of how to test-drive Java code
  • How to avoid common TDD adoption pitfalls
  • ATDD development and the Fit framework
  • How to test Java EE components—Servlets, JSPs, and Spring Controllers
  • How to handle tough issues like multithreaded programs and data-access code

About the reader

It is accessible to TDD beginners, and it offers effective and less-well-known techniques to older TDD hands.

About the author

Lasse Koskela, a methodology specialist at Reaktor Innovations in Finland, has coached dozens of teams in agile methods and practices such as test-driven development.


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