Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns

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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.

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

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.

What's inside

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 reader

For readers 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.

Table of Contents:

PART 1 THE BIGGER PICTURE

1 ] The goal of unit testing

2 ] What is a unit test?

3 ] The anatomy of a unit test

PART 2 MAKING YOUR TESTS WORK FOR YOU

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

PART 3 INTEGRATION TESTING

8 ] Why integration testing?

9 ] Mocking best practices

10 ] Testing the database

PART 4 UNIT TESTING ANTI-PATTERNS

11 ] Unit testing anti-patterns

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