[TYPO3-50-general] TDD book recommendation

Martin Kutschker masi-no at spam-typo3.org
Sun Mar 20 17:28:21 CET 2011


Kent Beck's TDD book left me a bit unsatisfied, so I thought for another book an on that topic. I
found "Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests" by Steveb Freeman and Nat Pryce. It covers
a more aspects and pushes the developing cycle towards specifications. They advise you to write an
acceptance test before you start coding on a new feature and then apply TDD to implement it.

At the core it's "only" another book about TDD, but to me it was more convincing to really adopt TDD.


PS: They add one item to the TDD cycle: "make the diagnostics clear", ie clean up your tests so that
the names of the tests and all assertions make sense.

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