This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Greetings Mssrs Thomas & Hunt, How does Pragmatic Unit Testing compare to TDD By Example (Beck), TDD: A Practical Guide (Astels), Unit Testing in Java, and/or TDD in Microsoft .NET (Newkirk)? As I think you mentioned, the stuff in this book could be applied to any language, so perhaps you're not directly competing with the latter two, which are very language specific... -Jeff
I don't think we compete directly: our target is somewhat different. We're not out to make converts or sell a philosophy. Instead, what we do is present a simple set of (what we consider to be) best practices for Unit Testing. The book came about because we find a lot of teams out there who do no unit testing. Some have tried it, and found it too difficult. Others don't know where to start. So our book is a step by step how-to book: this is how to test, and this is what to test. It isn't our intention to compete with other books. Our aim is to get people testing.
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Looking at the table of contents, it seems like a nice, brief book, one that the average developer might actually bother to read (especially if handed out to everyone on the team). -Jeff-