As iOS apps become increasingly complex and business-critical, iOS developers must ensure consistently superior code quality. This means adopting best practices for creating and testing iOS apps. Test-Driven Development (TDD) is one of the most powerful of these best practices. Test-Driven iOS Development more » is the first book 100% focused on helping you successfully implement TDD and unit testing in an iOS environment.
Long-time iOS/Mac developer Graham Lee helps you rapidly integrate TDD into your existing processes using Apple's Xcode 4 and the OCUnit unit testing framework. He guides you through constructing an entire Objective-C iOS app in a test-driven manner, from initial specification to functional product. Lee also introduces powerful patterns for applying TDD in iOS development, and previews powerful automated testing capabilities that will soon arrive on the iOS platform. « less
Become more proficient in testing web services included in your service-oriented solutions.
Find, analyze, reproduce bugs effectively by adhering to best web service testing approaches.
Learn with clear step-by-step instructions and hands-on examples on various topics related to web services testing more » using soapUI. « less
Understanding Next-Generation Builds
Build and test software written in Java and many other languages with Gradle, the open source project automation tool that's getting a lot of attention. This concise introduction provides numerous code examples to help you explore Gradle, both as a build tool and as a complete solution for automating more » the compilation, test, and release process of simple and enterprise-level applications.
Discover how Gradle improves on the best ideas of Ant, Maven, and other build tools, with standards for developers who want them and lots of flexibility for those who prefer less structure. « less
Feedback. We're always telling you that you need feedback, with a short feedback gap the time it takes to get feedback on your decisions, your code, your designs. Well, what if you narrowed the feedback gap to near zero while coding? You'd have continuous testing, a powerful idea that lets you fix bugs more » while they're still small and fresh.
Continuous Testing shows you how to use a combination of tests, tools, and techniques to immediately detect problems in code, before they spread. « less
Test Smarter, Not Harder
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 more » 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. « less
Help for Programmers and Quality Assurance
This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing mission - critical applications for scalability and performance before they're deployed - a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that.
Businesses today live and die by network applications and web services. Because of more » the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well and scale effectively. The Art of Application Performance Testing explains the complete life cycle of the testing process, and demonstrates best practices to help you plan, gain approval for, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications. « less
If you need to automatically test a user interface, this book is for you. Whether it's Windows, a Java platform (including Mac, Linux, and others) or a web app, you'll see how to test it reliably and repeatably.
Many automated test frameworks promise the world and deliver nothing but headaches. Fortunately, more » you've got a secret weapon: Ruby. Ruby lets you build up a solution to fit your problem, rather than forcing your problem to fit into someone else's idea of testing.
This book is for people who want to get their hands dirty on examples from the real world and who know that testing can be a joy when the tools don't get in the way. It starts with the mechanics of simulating button pushes and keystrokes, and builds up to writing clear code, organizing tests, and beyond. « less
Pragmatic programmers use feedback to drive their development and personal processes. The most valuable feedback you can get while coding comes from unit testing. Now in it's second edition, Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit, 2nd Ed. will show you how to do software unit testing, of course, but more » more importantly will show you what to test. « less
A Tester's Guide to .NET Programming focuses solely on applied programming techniques for testers. You will learn how to write simple automated tests, enabling you to test tools and utilities. You will also learn about the important concepts driving modern programming today, like multitier applications more » and object-oriented programming. More businesses are adopting .NET technologies, and this book will equip you to assess software robustness and performance.
Whether you're an experienced programmer who's unfamiliar with testing concepts, or you're an experienced tester versed in VB .NET and C#, the included real-world tips and example code will help you start your projects. « less
Pragmatic programmers use feedback to drive their development and personal processes. The most valuable feedback you can get while coding comes from unit testing.
Let your Java code tell you what's working and what isn't. You'll learn how to test using JUnit, but more importantly, you'll learn what more » to test. « less