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Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

"This book is an indispensable resource." - Greg Wright, Kainos Software Ltd.

Radically improve your testing practice and software quality with new testing styles, good patterns, and reliable automation.

Key Features
A practical and results-driven approach to unit testing
Refine your existing unit tests by implementing modern best practices
Learn the four pillars of a good unit test
Safely automate your testing process to save time and money
Spot which tests need refactoring, and which need to be deleted entirely

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About The Book
Great testing practices maximize your project quality and delivery speed by identifying bad code early in the development process. 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.

Unit Testing Principles, Patterns and Practices teaches you to design and write tests that target key areas of your code including the domain model. In this clearly written guide, you learn to develop professional-quality tests and test suites 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.

What You Will Learn

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

This Book Is Written For
For readers who know the basics of unit testing. Examples are written in C# and can easily be applied 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.

Table of Contents:


1 ¦ The goal of unit testing
2 ¦ What is a unit test?
3 ¦ The anatomy of a unit test


4 ¦ The four pillars of a good unit test
5 ¦ Mocks and test fragility
6 ¦ Styles of unit testing
7 ¦ Refactoring toward valuable unit tests


8 ¦ Why integration testing?
9 ¦ Mocking best practices
10 ¦ Testing the database


11 ¦ Unit testing anti-patterns

About The Author

Vladimir Khorikov is an author, blogger, and Microsoft MVP. He has been developing software professionally for over ten years, and has mentored numerous teams on the ins and outs of unit testing.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (January 6, 2020)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638350293

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