Test-Driven Java Development – Second Edition: Invoke TDD principles for end-to-end application development

Test-Driven Java Development – Second Edition: Invoke TDD principles for end-to-end application development

This book will teach the concepts of test driven development in Java so you can build clean, maintainable and robust codeKey FeaturesExplore the most popular TDD tools and frameworks and become more proficient in building applicationsCreate applications with better code design, fewer bugs, and higher test coverage, enabling you to get them to market quicklyImplement test-driven programming methods into your development workflowsBook DescriptionTest-driven development (TDD) is a development approach that relies on a test-first procedure that emphasizes writing a test before writing the necessary code, and then refactoring the code to optimize it.The value of performing TDD with Java, one of the longest established programming languages, is to improve the productivity of programmers and the maintainability and performance of code, and develop a deeper understanding of the language and how to employ it effectively.Starting with the basics of TDD and understanding why its adoption is beneficial, this book will take you from the first steps of TDD with Java until you are confident enough to embrace the practice in your day-to-day routine.You'll be guided through setting up tools, frameworks, and the environment you need, and we will dive right into hands-on exercises with the goal of mastering one practice, tool, or framework at a time. You'll learn about the Red-Green-Refactor procedure, how to write unit tests, and how to use them as executable documentation.With this book, you'll also discover how to design simple and easily maintainable code, work with mocks, utilize behavior-driven development, refactor old legacy code, and release a half-finished feature to production with feature toggles.You will finish this book with a deep understanding of the test-driven development methodology and the confidence to apply it to application programming with Java.What you will learnExplore the tools and frameworks required for effective TDD developmentPerform the Red-Green-Refactor process efficiently, the pillar around which all other TDD procedures are basedMaster effective unit testing in isolation from the rest of your codeDesign simple and easily maintainable code by implementing different techniquesUse mocking frameworks and techniques to easily write and quickly execute testsDevelop an application to implement behavior-driven development in conjunction with unit testingEnable and disable features using feature togglesWho This Book Is ForIf you're an experienced Java developer and want to implement more effective methods of programming systems and applications, then this book is for you.Table of ContentsWhy Should I Care for Test-Driven Development?Tools, Frameworks, and EnvironmentsRed-Green-Refactor - From Failure Through Success until PerfectionUnit Testing - Focusing on What You Do and Not on What Has Been DoneDesign - If It's Not Testable, It's Not Designed WellMocking - Removing External DependenciesTDD and Functional Programming - A Perfect MatchBDD - Working Together with the Whole TeamRefactoring Legacy Code - Making It Young AgainFeature Toggles - Deploying Partially Done Features to ProductionPutting It All TogetherLeverage TDD by Implementing Continuous Delivery

Author: Alex Garcia

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