Design Driven Testing

Test Smarter, Not Harder

Authors: Stephens, Matt, Rosenberg, Doug

  • The book profitably livens up a dull topic area by providing fresh thinking and a welcome counterpoint to the existing literature
  • Sparx Systems is building support for the authors' techniques directly into their Enterprise Architect toolset, which has oven 120,000 licensed users.
  • Readers of previous works by the author team will want to buy this new work that builds upon earlier publications
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About this book

The groundbreaking book Design Driven Testing brings sanity back to the software development process by flipping around the concept of Test Driven Development (TDD)—restoring the concept of using testing to verify a design instead of pretending that unit tests are a replacement for design. Anyone who feels that TDD is “Too Damn Difficult” will appreciate this book.

Design Driven Testing shows that, by combining a forward-thinking development process with cutting-edge automation, testing can be a finely targeted, business-driven, rewarding effort. In other words, you’ll learn how to test smarter, not harder.

  • Applies a feedback-driven approach to each stage of the project lifecycle.
  • Illustrates a lightweight and effective approach using a core subset of UML.
  • Follows a real-life example project using Java and Flex/ActionScript.
  • Presents bonus chapters for advanced DDTers covering unit-test antipatterns (and their opposite, “test-conscious” design patterns), and showing how to create your own test transformation templates in Enterprise Architect.

About the authors

Matt Stephens is a Java developer, project leader, and technical architect with a financial organization based in central London. He's been developing software commercially for over 15 years, and has led many agile projects through successive customer releases. He has spoken at a number of software conferences on object-oriented development topics, and his writing appears regularly in a variety of software journals and websites, including The Register and ObjectiveView. Matt is the co-author of Extreme Programming Refactored: The Case Against XP (Apress, 2003) with Doug Rosenberg, Agile Development with ICONIX Process (Apress, 2005) with Doug Rosenberg and Mark Collins-Cope, and Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML: Theory and Practice with Doug Rosenberg (Apress, 2007). Catch Matt online at www.softwarereality.com.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Somebody Has It Backwards

    Stephens, Matt (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • TDD Using Hello World

    Stephens, Matt (et al.)

    Pages 17-42

  • “Hello World!” Using DDT

    Stephens, Matt (et al.)

    Pages 43-77

  • Introducing the Mapplet Project

    Stephens, Matt (et al.)

    Pages 81-107

  • Detailed Design and Unit Testing

    Stephens, Matt (et al.)

    Pages 109-136

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2944-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2943-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design Driven Testing
Book Subtitle
Test Smarter, Not Harder
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Matt Stephens, Doug Rosenberg
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2944-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2944-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2943-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 368
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