Effective Unit Testing takes on a multifaceted challenge that calls for a structure that supports each of those facets. In our wisdom (gained through several iterations of failed attempts) we’ve decided to divide this book into three parts.

Part 1 begins our journey toward better tests by introducing what we’re trying to achieve and why those goals should be considered desirable in the first place. These three chapters present the fundamental tools and simple guidelines for writing a good test.

Chapter 1 starts off with the value proposition of automated unit tests. We establish the value by considering the many things that factor into our productivity as programmers and how well-written automated unit tests contribute to that productivity ...

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