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Quality Code: Software Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns by Stephen Vance

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Those Who Came Before

All advances build on the prior efforts of others. This work grew up in the context of a number of influences from the last fifteen years of computing. This list is not exhaustive, and I hope I do not offend those whom I missed or who did not receive as much publicity, but I would like to call out

• The influencers and signatories of the Agile Manifesto

• The pioneers of early Agile development approaches, such as Kent Beck with eXtreme Programming

• The Gang of Four and Martin Fowler for design patterns and refactoring

• The software craftsmanship movement and Robert C. “Uncle Bob” Martin

• More recent seminal work in software testing by Michael Feathers and Gerard Meszaros

I have had the good fortune to work with several ...

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