O'Reilly logo

Test-Driven Java Development - Second Edition by Viktor Farcic, Alex Garcia

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

No debugging

We (authors of this book) almost never debug applications we're working on!

This statement might sound pompous, but it's true. We almost never debug because there is rarely a reason to debug an application. When tests are written before the code and the code coverage is high, we can have high confidence that the application works as expected. This does not mean that applications written using TDD do not have bugs—they do. All applications do. However, when that happens, it is easy to isolate them by simply looking for the code that is not covered by tests.

Tests themselves might not include some cases. In those situations, the action is to write additional tests.

With high code coverage, finding the cause of some bug is much ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required