Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns
Effective testing styles, patterns, and reliable automation for unit testing, mocking, and integration testing with examples in C#
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:
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
Manning Publications, 9781617296277, 304pp.
Publication Date: January 14, 2020