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Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests

ISBN-10: 0321503627

ISBN-13: 9780321503626

Edition: 2010

Authors: Steve Freeman, Nat Pryce

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Summary Mock Objects is an approach to Test-Driven Development that changes the way programmers think about code. It encourages them to think about how objects interact with each other, rather than just how they work in isolation - as the founders of Object Oriented programming intended. Objects should be defined in terms of what they do, not what they are. Using Mock Objects with Test-Driven Development guides developers towards code with clearly focused objects and an emphasis on behavior over data - both features of good Object Oriented programming. This book has been written by two of the originators of the concept, who have developed and refined their understanding over years of practice on real projects. The book describes the basic concepts and shows how they fit into the development cycle. It also addresses the common misunderstandings and pitfalls that they have encountered. Author(s) Expertise Steve Freeman (UK) is a consultant with ThoughtWorks and has been involved in the XP community since before there were books. He has a PhD in Computer Science and degrees in Statistics and Music, and was one of the authors of the first Mock Object paper. Nat Pryce (UK) is an independent consultant with expertise in software design, software development process and practices. He is also a research fellow at Imperial College. Nat is a developer of the jMock and nMock libraries for testdriven development. Audience This book is intended for people who are directly concerned with the writing of code: developers at various levels, technical leaders, development managers. They are expected to have experience with an OO language such as C# or Java. The CD/DVD/Web Site http://www.mockobjects.com/
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Steve Freeman is an independent consultant specializing in Agile software development. A founder member of the London Extreme Tuesday Club, he was chair of the first XPDay and is a frequent organizer and presenter at international conferences. Steve has worked in a variety of organizations, from writing shrink-wrap software for IBM, to prototyping for major research laboratories. Steve has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, and degrees in statistics and music. Steve is based in London, UK.

Nat Pryce has worked as a programmer, architect, trainer, and consultant in a variety of industries, including sports reportage, marketing communications, retail, telecoms, and finance. With a Ph.D. from Imperial College London, he has also worked on research projects and does occasional university teaching. An early adopter of Extreme Programming, he has written or contributed to several open source libraries that support Test Driven Development. He was one of the founding organizers of the London XPDay and regularly presents at international conferences. Nat is based in London, UK.