Test-Driven Development: Extensive Tutorial
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Test-Driven Development: Extensive Tutorial

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This ebook is an attempt to create open-source extensive tutorial on Test-Driven Development.

Source code is at https://github.com/grzesiek-galezowski/tdd-ebook

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Grzegorz Gałęzowski
Grzegorz Gałęzowski

Coder, object oriented designer, trainer and blogger (feelings-erased.blogspot.com), currently working for Motorola Solutions in Poland, where he takes part in designing and coding object-oriented systems for telecom sector and training new staff in skills such as design patterns and test-driven development. in his free time, he enjoys playing acoustic guitar and spamming soundcloud with his amateur compositions.

About the Contributors

Daniel Żołopa
Daniel Żołopa

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Martin Moene
Martin Moene
Author of lest, A modern, C++11-native, header-only, tiny framework for unit-tests, TDD and BDD, https://github.com/martinmoene/lest
Reuven Yagel
Reuven Yagel

Table of Contents

  • Front Matter
    • Dedications
    • Thanks!
    • About code examples
      • Notes for C# users
      • Notes for Java users
  • Part 1: Just the basics
    • Motivation – the first step to learning TDD
      • What TDD feels like
      • Let’s get it started!
    • The essential tools
      • Test framework
      • Mocking framework
      • Anonymous values generator
      • Summary
    • It’s not (only) a test
      • When a test becomes something more
      • Taking it to the software development land
      • A Specification rather than a test suite
      • The differences between executable and “traditional” specifications
    • Statement-first programming
      • What’s the point of writing a specification after the fact?
      • “Test-First” means seeing a failure
      • “Test-After” often ends up as “Test-Never”
      • “Test-After” often leads to design rework
      • Summary
    • Practicing what we have already learned
      • Let me tell you a story
      • Act 1: The Car
      • Act 2: The Customer’s Site
      • Act 3: Test-Driven Development
      • Epilogue
    • Sorting out the bits
    • How to start?
      • Start with a good name
      • Start by filling the GIVEN-WHEN-THEN structure with the obvious
      • Start from the end
      • Start by invoking a method if you have one
      • Summary
    • How is TDD about analysis and what does “GIVEN-WHEN-THEN” mean?
      • Is there a commonality between analysis and TDD?
      • Gherkin
      • TODO list… again!
    • What is the scope of a unit-level Statement in TDD?
      • Scope and level
      • On what level do we specify our software?
      • What should be the functional scope of a single Statement?
      • Failing to adhere to the three rules
      • How many assertions do I need?
      • Summary
    • Developing a TDD style and Constrained Non-Determinism
      • A style?
      • Principle: Tests As Specification
      • First technique: Anonymous Input
      • Second technique: Derived Values
      • Third technique: Distinct Generated Values
      • Fourth technique: Constant Specification
      • Summary of the example
      • Constrained non-determinism
      • Summary
    • Specifying functional boundaries and conditions
      • Sometimes, an anonymous value is not enough
      • Exceptions to the rule
      • Rules valid within boundaries
      • Combination of boundaries – ranges
      • Summary
    • Driving the implementation from Specification
      • Type the obvious implementation
      • Fake it (‘til you make it)
      • Triangulate
      • Summary
  • Part 2: Object-Oriented World
    • On Object Composability
      • Another task for Johnny and Benjamin
      • A Quick Retrospective
    • Telling, not asking
      • Contractors
      • A Quick Retrospective
    • The need for mock objects
      • Composability… again!
    • Why do we need composability?
      • Pre-object-oriented approaches
      • Object-oriented programming to the rescue!
      • The power of composition
      • Summary – are you still with me?
    • Web, messages and protocols
      • So, again, what does it mean to compose objects?
      • Alarms, again!
      • Summary
    • Composing a web of objects
      • Three important questions
      • A preview of all three answers
    • When are objects composed?
    • How does a sender obtain a reference to a recipient (i.e. how connections are made)?
      • Receive as a constructor parameter
      • Receive inside a message (i.e. as a method parameter)
      • Receive in response to a message (i.e. as a method return value)
      • Receive as a registered observer
    • Where are objects composed?
      • Composition Root
      • Factories
      • Summary
    • Interfaces
      • Classes vs interfaces
      • Events/callbacks vs interfaces – few words on roles
      • Small interfaces
    • Protocols
      • Protocols exist
      • Protocol stability
      • Craft messages to reflect the sender’s intention
      • Model interactions after the problem domain
      • Message recipients should be told what to do, instead of being asked for information
      • Most of the getters should be removed, return values should be avoided
      • Protocols should be small and abstract
      • Summary
    • Classes
      • Single Responsibility Principle
      • Static recipients
      • Summary
    • Object Composition as a Language
      • More readable composition root
      • Refactoring for readability
      • Composition as a language
      • The significance of a higher-level language
      • Some advice
      • Summary
    • Value Objects
      • What is a value object?
      • Example: money and names
    • Value object anatomy
      • Class signature
      • Hidden data
      • Hidden constructor
      • String conversion methods
      • Equality members
      • The return of investment
      • Summary
    • Aspects of value objects design
      • Immutability
      • Handling of variability
      • Special values
      • Value types and Tell Don’t Ask
      • Summary
  • Part 3: TDD in Object-Oriented World
    • Mock Objects as a testing tool
      • A backing example
      • Interfaces
      • Protocols
      • Roles
      • Behaviors
      • Filling in the roles
      • Using a mock channel
      • Mocks as yet another context
      • Summary
    • Test-first using mock objects
      • How to start? – with mock objects
      • Responsibility and Responsibility
      • Channel and DataDispatch one more time
      • The first behavior
      • Second behavior – specifying an error
      • Summary
    • Test-driving at the input boundary
      • Fixing the ticket office
      • Initial objects
      • Bootstrap
      • Writing the first Statement
      • Summary
    • Test-driving at the input boundary – a retrospective
      • Outside-in development
      • Workflow specification
      • Data Transfer Objects and TDD
      • Using a ReservationInProgress
      • Interface discovery and the sources of abstractions
      • Do I need all of this to do TDD?
      • What’s next?
    • Test-driving object creation
    • Test-driving object creation – a retrospective
      • Limits of creation specification
      • Why specify object creation?
      • What do we specify in the creational Statements?
      • Value object creation
      • Summary
    • Test-driving application logic
      • Summary
    • Test-driving value objects
      • Initial value object
      • Value semantics
      • Case-insensitive comparison
      • Input validation
      • Summary
    • Reaching the web of objects boundaries
      • What time is it?
      • Timers
      • Threads
      • Others
    • What’s inside the object?
      • What are object’s peers?
      • What are object’s internals?
      • Examples of internals
      • Summary
    • Mock objects as a design tool
      • Responsibility-Driven Design
    • Guidance of test smells
      • Long Statements
      • Lots of stubbing
      • Specifying private members
    • Revisiting topics from chapter 1
      • Constrained non-determinism in OO world
      • Behavioral boundaries
      • Triangulation
    • Maintainable mock-based Statements
      • Setup and teardown
    • Refactoring mock code
  • Part 4: Application architecture
    • On stable/architectural boundaries
    • Ports and adapters
      • Physical separation of layers
    • What goes into application?
      • Application and other layers
    • What goes into ports?
      • Data transfer objects
      • Ports are not a layer
  • Part 5: TDD on application architecture level
    • Designing automation layer
      • Adapting screenplay pattern
      • Driver
      • Actors
      • Data builders
    • Further Reading
      • Motivation – the first step to learning TDD
      • The Essential Tools
      • Value Objects
  • Notes

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