xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code

Pearson Education, 21 may. 2007 - 944 páginas
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Automated testing is a cornerstone of agile development. An effective testing strategy will deliver new functionality more aggressively, accelerate user feedback, and improve quality. However, for many developers, creating effective automated tests is a unique and unfamiliar challenge.


xUnit Test Patterns is the definitive guide to writing automated tests using xUnit, the most popular unit testing framework in use today. Agile coach and test automation expert Gerard Meszaros describes 68 proven patterns for making tests easier to write, understand, and maintain. He then shows you how to make them more robust and repeatable--and far more cost-effective.

Loaded with information, this book feels like three books in one. The first part is a detailed tutorial on test automation that covers everything from test strategy to in-depth test coding. The second part, a catalog of 18 frequently encountered "test smells," provides trouble-shooting guidelines to help you determine the root cause of problems and the most applicable patterns. The third part contains detailed descriptions of each pattern, including refactoring instructions illustrated by extensive code samples in multiple programming languages.


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Review: Xunit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code

Reseña de usuario  - Stefan Teixeira - Goodreads

This book is definitely the "Unit Testing Bible". It's a great reference book and it covers everything you could imagine about unit tests, which is very valuable. Despite its focus on unit testing ... Leer reseña completa

Review: Xunit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code

Reseña de usuario  - Luigi Berrettini - Goodreads

The first part is really useful but the second one is most beneficial as a reference/pattern list Leer reseña completa


Part IIIThe Patterns
Chapter 18Test Strategy Patterns
Chapter 19xUnit Basics Patterns
Chapter 20Fixture Setup Patterns
Chapter 21Result Verification Patterns
Chapter 22Fixture Teardown Patterns
Chapter 23Test Double Patterns
Chapter 24Test Organization Patterns

Chapter 2Test Smells
Chapter 3Goals of Test Automation
Chapter 4Philosophy of Test Automation
Chapter 5Principles of Test Automation
Chapter 6Test Automation Strategy
Chapter 7xUnit Basics
Chapter 8Transient Fixture Management
Chapter 9Persistent Fixture Management
Chapter 10Result Verification
Chapter 11Using Test Doubles
Chapter 12Organizing Our Tests
Chapter 13Testing with Databases
Chapter 14A Roadmap to Effective Test Automation
Part IIThe Test Smells
Chapter 15Code Smells
Chapter 16Behavior Smells
Chapter 17Project Smells
Chapter 25Database Patterns
Chapter 26DesignforTestability Patterns
Chapter 27Value Patterns
Part IVAppendixes
Appendix ATest Refactorings
Appendix BxUnit Terminology
Appendix CxUnit Family Members
Appendix DTools
Appendix EGoals and Principles
Appendix FSmells Aliases and Causes
Appendix GPatterns Aliases and Variations
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Sobre el autor (2007)

Gerard Meszaros is Chief Scientist and Senior Consultant at ClearStream Consulting, a Calgary-based consultancy specializing in agile development. He has more than a decade of experience with automated unit testing frameworks and is a leading expert in test automation patterns, refactoring of software and tests, and design for testability.

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