Video descriptionThis book is an indispensable resource.
Greg Wright, Kainos Software Ltd.
Unit Testing Principles, Patterns and Practices shows you how to refine your existing unit tests by implementing modern best practices. You’ll learn to spot which tests are performing, which need refactoring, and which need to be deleted entirely! Upgrade your testing suite with new testing styles, good patterns, and reliable automated testing.
about the technology
Great testing practices will help maximize your project quality and delivery speed. Wrong tests will break your code, multiply bugs, and increase time and costs. You owe it to yourself—and your projects—to learn how to do excellent unit testing to increase your productivity and the end-to-end quality of your software.
about the book
Unit Testing Principles, Patterns and Practices teaches you to design and write tests that target the domain model and other key areas of your code base. In this clearly written guide, you learn to develop professional-quality test suites, safely automate your testing process, and integrate testing throughout the application life cycle. As you adopt a testing mindset, you’ll be amazed at how better tests cause you to write better code.
- Universal guidelines to assess any unit test
- Testing to identify and avoid anti-patterns
- Refactoring tests along with the production code
- Using integration tests to verify the whole system
about the audience
For developers who know the basics of unit testing. The C# examples apply to any language.
about the author
Vladimir Khorikov is an author, blogger, and Microsoft MVP. He has mentored numerous teams on the ins and outs of unit testing.Serves as a valuable and humbling encouragement to double down and test well, something we need no matter how experienced we may be.
Mark Nenadov, BorderConnect
I wish I had this book twenty years ago when I was starting my career in software development.
Conor Redmond, Incomm Product Control
This is the kind of book on unit testing I have been waiting on for a long time.
Jeremy Lange, G2
NARRATED BY NATE COLITTO
Table of contents
- Part 1 The bigger picture
- Chapter 1 The goal of unit testing
- Chapter 1 The goal of unit testing!
- Chapter 1 Using coverage metrics to measure test suite quality
- Chapter 1 Problems with coverage metrics
- Chapter 1 What makes a successful test suite?
- Chapter 2 What is a unit test?
- Chapter 2 The isolation issue: The classical take
- Chapter 2 The classical and London schools of unit testing
- Chapter 2 Contrasting the classical and London schools of unit testing
- Chapter 2 Integration tests in the two schools
- Chapter 3 The anatomy of a unit test
- Chapter 3 How large should each section be?
- Chapter 3 Exploring the xUnit testing framework
- Chapter 3 Naming a unit test
- Chapter 3 Refactoring to parameterized tests
- Part 2 Making your tests work for you
- Chapter 4 The four pillars of a good unit test
- Chapter 4 What causes false positives?
- Chapter 4 The intrinsic connection between the first two attributes
- Chapter 4 In search of an ideal test
- Chapter 4 Extreme case #3: Brittle tests
- Chapter 4 Exploring well-known test automation concepts
- Chapter 5 Mocks and test fragility
- Chapter 5 Observable behavior vs. implementation details
- Chapter 5 The relationship between mocks and test fragility
- Chapter 5 The classical vs. London schools of unit testing, revisited
- Chapter 6 Styles of unit testing
- Chapter 6 Comparing the three styles of unit testing
- Chapter 6 Understanding functional architecture
- Chapter 6 Transitioning to functional architecture and output-based testing
- Chapter 6 Understanding the drawbacks of functional architecture
- Chapter 7 Refactoring toward valuable unit tests
- Chapter 7 Refactoring toward valuable unit tests!
- Chapter 7 Take 3: Removing complexity from the application service
- Chapter 7 Analysis of optimal unit test coverage
- Chapter 7 Using the CanExecute/Execute pattern
- Chapter 7 Conclusion
- Part 3 Integration testing
- Chapter 8 Why integration testing?
- Chapter 8 Which out-of-process dependencies to test directly
- Chapter 8 Integration testing: An example
- Chapter 8 Using interfaces to abstract dependencies
- Chapter 8 Integration testing best practices
- Chapter 8 How to test logging functionality
- Chapter 8 Conclusion
- Chapter 9 Mocking best practices
- Chapter 9 Mocking best practices!
- Chapter 10 Testing the database
- Chapter 10 Database transaction management
- Chapter 10 Test data life cycle
- Chapter 10 Common database testing questions
- Part 4 Unit testing anti-patterns
- Chapter 11 Unit testing anti-patterns
- Chapter 11 Exposing private state
- Chapter 11 Mocking concrete classes
- Title: Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns video edition
- Release date: June 2020
- Publisher(s): Manning Publications
- ISBN: None
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