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Effective Tests: A Test-First Example – Part 6

In part 5 of our Test-First example, we continued by addressing issues filed by the QA team. While I thought we had covered the reported defects pretty well, I wanted to do a little smoke testing against the full application … Continue reading 

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Effective Tests: A Test-First Example – Part 5

In part 4 of our Test-First example, we continued by addressing issues filed by the UI team. To conclude our example, we’ll finish the remaining issues this time. Here’s what we have left: Issue Description Owner Defect The player can … Continue reading 

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Effective Tests: A Test-First Example – Part 4

In part 3 of our Test-First example, we finished the initial implementation of our Tic-tac-toe component. After we finished, a team in charge of creating a host application was able to get everything integrated (though rumor has it that there … Continue reading 

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Effective Tests: A Test-First Example – Part 3

In part 2 of our Test-First example, we continued the implementation of our Tic-tac-toe game using a Test-First approach. This time, we’ll finish out our requirements. Here’s where we left things: When the player goes first it should put their … Continue reading 

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Effective Tests: A Test-First Example – Part 2

In part 1 of our Test-First example, we discussed the Test-Driven Development philosophy in more detail and started a Test First implementation of a Tic-tac-toe game component. Here’s the progress we’ve made on our requirements so far: When the player … Continue reading 

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Effective Tests: How Faking It Can Help You

In part 1 of our Test-First example, I presented a Test-Driven Development primer before beginning our exercise.  One of the techniques I’d like to discuss a little further before we continue is the TDD practice of using fake implementations as … Continue reading 

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Effective Tests: A Test-First Example – Part 1

The last installment of our series introduced Test-First Programming and briefly discussed its refinements: Test-Driven Development and Behavior-Driven Development.  This time, we’ll dive into a simple Test First example using the principles of Test-Driven Development along with some of the … Continue reading 

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Effective Tests: Test First

In the last installment of our series, I presented a simple example of a traditional unit test.  In this article, we’ll discuss a completely different way to use unit tests: Test First Programming. Test-First Programming In the book Extreme Programming … Continue reading 

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