- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 2, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1934356700
- ISBN-13: 978-1934356708
Now you can immediately detect problems in code-before it’s too late, and before problems spread. It isn’t magic, but a clever combination of tests, tools, and techniques that tells you right away when there’s a problem. Not minutes, hours or days from now, but right now, when it’s easiest to fix. Spend more of your time writing valuable software, and less time slogging through code line-by-line and second-guessing your decisions.
We’ll show you how to set up and run automated tests that check your work continuously as you write code. You’ll start with tools such as Autotest and Watchr and see how to use them effectively in a continuous environment.
You’ll discover the fundamentals of creating and maintaining a test suite that’s fast, informative, reliable, and exhaustive. You’ll use powerful techniques such as inline assertions-a much better alternative to debugging or console printing. See how Continuous Testing can improve the quality of your existing tests and ensure that the new tests you write will do the job.
Just as continuous integration and test-driven development have changed the definition of software development in the last ten years, Continuous Testing is poised to become a standard practice for development teams in the next decade.
About the Author
Ben Rady has helped both large and small organizations adopt more effective technical practices and deliver better software. Currently a senior software engineer at DRW Trading in Chicago, he is a frequent speaker at conferences around the U.S. As an associate professor at Loyola University, Ben is helping to mentor the next generation of great software developers.
Rod Coffin is a frequent speaker at software conferences and has written many articles on a range of software development topics, including agility, enterprise software development, and semantics.
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