Reference work #3 – TDD by example

Posted by Marcus Hammarberg on September 17, 2009
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I have noticed that I’ve been reading some reference literature in the IT-department lately. I don’t know why but it’s a great way to get to know some of the giants that frequently is mentioned in current hot developer topics.

So after Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture and Clean Code the time had come to Test-driven development: by example (my good –Google Books is almost scary).

This is was by far the funniest IT-book I ever read. I burst out laughing from time to other and found myself giggling through the whole thing. For example read this paragraph about the time when Kent Beck was young.

The book itself is centered around two example that take you through a variety of disciplines in TDD. And then mr Beck talks about patterns in TDD; design patterns, testing patterns and refactoring pattern.

Overall I felt that the book was more about the mindset that you should have towards and with TDD, than to “teach” the steps. Although the steps were thought along the way.

I almost read the whole thing from start to finnish in on go. Thank you mr Beck for a great experience and a great book.

Oh yeah – now I have Domain-driven design: tackling complexity in the heart of software on the table next to my bed. I am longing to read that one to. Reference work #4…



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