This is the second of a three-part series on how Jamie Phillips used a combination of coding katas, behavior driven development, and project templates to improve his development practices. In this part Jamie introduces the reader to behavior driven development and explains how it can improve the effectiveness of unit testing.
This three-part series on using coding katas in practice Behavior Driven Development was written by the late Jamie Phillips, a well-known member of Boston's Agile and .NET communities. When we saw the first draft of this article we were all eager to publish it, but he passed away before we could finish the editing process. With the permission of wife Diana, we proudly present his final work.
Jian Fang describes the The Tellurium Automated Testing Framework he created which features a novel approach to automated, referred to as a UI module, to try and improve the often brittle state of automated web UI testing code.
Outside of a certain Agile sweet-spot, there are more barriers and costs to applying Agile techniques. None of these obstacles prevents Agile in itself but each increases the cost of getting to Agile. 5
More development teams are putting testing front and center, and using TDD. Lisa Crispin covers how attitude and curiosity have shaped her career and kept her passion for testing software fresh. 3
Teams in large organizations still struggle to adopt TDD. In this article Mark Levison shares problems he uncovered when he surveyed teams, and his own strategy to introduce TDD into an organization. 10
Iterative and continuous are terms that are often used in reference to testing of software. This new InfoQ article takes a look at whether the same concepts can be applied to performance tuning. 16
Cory Foy walks through the process to implement Test Driven Development for business logic implemented in the database. 4
Continuous Integration has become a standard development best practice - but it's not always done well. InfoQ presents advice and examples in Chapter 6: Continuous Testing from a new CI book. 4
Can refactoring and TDD create “working software” that survives real life? Michael Nygard suggests that "leaky abstractions" ambush us at 5AM when we've paid too little attention to architecture. 25
Today, almost every modern application consumes or produces XML. Stefan Bodewig explains the challenges in testing XML-based applications, and shows how to use the XMLUnit Java Framework to do so. 8
TDD principals provide architects a way to quickly jump into active development early in the application development lifecycle. Dan Bunea demonstrates how TDD can be applied in .NET. 5