Effective Unit Testing

Book description

Effective Unit Testing is written to show how to write good tests—tests that are concise and to the point, expressive, useful, and maintainable. Inspired by Roy Osherove's bestselling The Art of Unit Testing, this book focuses on tools and practices specific to the Java world. It introduces you to emerging techniques like behavior-driven development and specification by example, and shows you how to add robust practices into your toolkit.

About the Technology

About the Book

Effective Unit Testing teaches Java developers how to write unit tests that are concise, expressive, useful, and maintainable. Offering crisp explanations and easy-to-absorb examples, it introduces emerging techniques like behavior-driven development and specification by example.

Programmers who are already unit testing will learn the current state of the art. Those who are new to the game will learn practices that will serve them well for the rest of their career.

What's Inside
  • A thorough introduction to unit testing
  • Choosing best-of-breed tools
  • Writing tests using dynamic languages
  • Efficient test automation

About the Reader

About the Author

Lasse Koskela is a coach, trainer, consultant, and programmer. He hacks on open source projects, helps companies improve their productivity, and speaks frequently at conferences around the world. Lasse is the author of Test Driven, also published by Manning.

A fantastic, definitive guide. It will boost your productivity and deployment effectiveness.
- Roger Cornejo, GlaxoSmithKline

Changed the way I look at the Java development process. Highly recommended.
- Phil Hanna, SAS Institute, Inc.

A common sense approach to writing high quality code.
- Frank Crow, Sr. Progeny Systems Corp.

Extremely useful, even if you write .NET code.
- J. Bourgeois, Freshly Coded

If unit tests are a nightmare for you, read this book!
- Franco Lombardo, Molteni Informatica

Product information

  • Title: Effective Unit Testing
  • Author(s): Lasse Koskela
  • Release date: February 2013
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: 9781935182573