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ATDD by Example: A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development by Markus Gärtner

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Preface

In this book I give an entry-level introduction to the practice that has become known as Acceptance Test-Driven Development—or ATDD. When I first came across the term ATDD in 2008, I assumed that it was artificial and unnecessary. It seemed superfluous to me as I had learned test-driven development in 2008 and found it sufficient. In the end, why would I need to test for acceptance criteria?

“Time wounds all heels” [Wei86]. So, four years later I find myself writing a book on what has become known as Acceptance Test-Driven Development. Throughout 2009 I ran into Gojko Adzic, who had just finished his book Bridging the Communication Gap [Adz09]. He gave me a copy of that book, and I immediately started to read it on my way back from London. ...

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