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Effective Unit Testing: A guide for Java Developers by Lasse Koskela

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Preface

On the night of June 10, 2009, I found an email in my inbox from Christina Rudloff from Manning, asking me if I knew anyone who might be a good candidate to write a Java edition of Roy Osherove’s book, The Art of Unit Testing in .NET. I told her I’d do it.

That was a long time ago and what you’re looking at right now has very little in common with Roy’s book. Let me explain.

The project started as a straight translation from .NET to Java, only rewriting where necessary to match the changing technology platform, its tooling, and its audience. I finished the first chapter, the second chapter, the third chapter, and suddenly I found myself rewriting not just short passages but entire chapters. The tone of voice wasn’t mine; sometimes I ...

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