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I just bought Pragmatic Unit Testing in Java With JUnit. I also am considering JUnit in Action as well as JUnit Recipes. Those that have read any or all, would it be wise of me to inves in all 3 or is 1 or 2 enough? I'd asume it depends a bit on how well I pick it all up but just looking for opinions really. I've never really messed much with unit testing but realize it is something I need to know.

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These are all good books. If you have to choose between "Recipes" and "Action", I think I'd go with "Recipes". "Action" has perhaps more breadth, but "Recipes" has more depth: it's chock-full of really deep insights, the kind you come to only after an extended time using JUnit and TDD.
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
These are all good books. If you have to choose between "Recipes" and "Action", I think I'd go with "Recipes". "Action" has perhaps more breadth, but "Recipes" has more depth: it's chock-full of really deep insights, the kind you come to only after an extended time using JUnit and TDD.



Thanks Ernest. I was thinking that PUTwJ would have enough How-To for me so that I could possibly avoid "in Action" as I am sure it is long winded with the inner workings of JUnit. I seriously think that whole series is mis-titled.
 
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I'd second JUnit Recipes. It's priceless.
 
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Thirded.

If you are interested in Test Driven Development, I'd also consider "Unit Testing in Java" by Link.
 
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Thanks, buying recipes today. I haven't got a chance to look at the Pragmatic book just yet. Very excited about learning this though. Then I can join in when the *cool* people talk about it.
 
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All three are outstanding books. I'd agree that if I had to choose between the two manning titles I'd go for JUnit Recipes. If it doesn't hurt the wallet too much though, I'd still think about picking up JUnit in Action.

EFH: "Recipes" has more depth: chock-full of really deep insights, the kind you come to only after an extended time using JUnit and TDD.

Yeah, like the footnote on p36. Zen-like in its wisdom.
 
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Recipes purchased.

Originally posted by Jason Menard:
Yeah, like the footnote on p36. Zen-like in its wisdom.



[Gregg enters group of intelligent people and begins laughing along and nodding in agreement with them like he gets the joke that he never heard.]
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You'll definitely get it when the book comes

Jason, so my question to you is: do you have that page number memorized?
 
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I did have to double-check, but yeah, basically.
 
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