Chapter 14. Test-Driven Java

The first example demonstrates the use of test-driven development to create a new application in Java. I call the project WebRetriever; it is basically a work-alike of a subset of the command-line curl(1)1 command found in most Linux distributions and Mac OS X. If you are not familiar with curl, it is a tool for retrieving content over the internet that can be specified as URIs, including authentication, cookie management, and many more features.

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The project has the benefit of being relatively small and straightforward, yet ripe for a number of the techniques from the book, in no small part due to its use of the network and, more specifically, the Apache HttpClient2 library. ...

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