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The Art of Unit Testing

With Examples in C#
Narrated by: Mark Thomas
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins

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The Art of Unit Testing, Second Edition guides you step-by-step from writing your first simple tests to developing robust test sets that are maintainable, readable, and trustworthy. You'll master the foundational ideas and quickly move to high-value subjects like mocks, stubs, and isolation, including frameworks such as Moq, FakeItEasy, and Typemock Isolator. You'll explore test patterns and organization, working with legacy code and even "untestable" code. Along the way, you'll learn about integration testing and techniques and tools for testing databases and other technologies.  

You know you should be unit testing, so why aren't you doing it? If you're new to unit testing, if you find unit testing tedious, or if you're just not getting enough payoff for the effort you put into it, keep listening. The examples in the audiobook use C# but will benefit anyone using a statically typed language such as Java or C++.  

What's inside:

  • Create readable, maintainable, trustworthy tests 
  • Fakes, stubs, mock objects, and isolation (mocking) frameworks 
  • Simple dependency injection techniques 
  • Refactoring legacy code  

Roy Osherove has been coding for more than 15 years, and he consults and trains teams worldwide on the gentle art of unit testing and test-driven development.  

Table of contents:

Part one: "Getting Started"

  • The basics of unit testing 
  • A first unit test 

Part two: "Core Techniques" 

  • Using stubs to break dependencies 
  • Interaction testing using mock objects 
  • Isolation (mocking) frameworks 
  • Digging deeper into isolation frameworks 

Part three: "The Test Code" 

  • Test hierarchies and organization 
  • The pillars of good unit tests 

Part four: "Design and Process" 

  • Integrating unit testing into the organization 
  • Working with legacy code 
  • Design and testability

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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