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chris coleman
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How long did it take you to write your book?
What versions of JUinit do you cover in there?
What was the hardest part for you to write about?


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Vincent Massol
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Originally posted by chris coleman:
How long did it take you to write your book?
What versions of JUinit do you cover in there?
What was the hardest part for you to write about?

It took me 18 months to write it. However, I have been researching this domain (Cactus, Mock Objects, Pattern Testing project participation) for the last 4 years (night time job ). In addition, I have also been putting these in practice during the last 4 years on my day time projects at work (as a technical architect, a very hands on one though ).


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Vincent Massol
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oops... I forgot to answer the other questions.
WRT to JUnit, it covers all versions of JUnit after 3.7. However all the examples are done with JUnit 3.8 (i.e. I don't use test case constructors as it is no longer needed). JUnit hasn't changed much since version 3.7...
There was no harder chapter (as I mentioned, I had already been researching/using what is described for a few years). It took me time because I wanted to spend time writing real life examples as much as possible and I wanted these examples to be as correct as possible. Obviously the delay in writing was also quite long because I have been writing it at night time and during week end... (and I have a wife and 2 kids ;-) ).
 
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