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on 30 March 2015
I was after a book that I hoped would explain the process of TDD, and have 'proper', 'real world' examples of how to do TDD within Visual Studio. This is not it.
Part 1 of the book starts off well explaining the basics of TDD, unit testing and refactoring, with the typical trivial examples when introducing new concepts to the reader.
For me, the book badly falls down in the second part 'Putting Basics into Action' .The authors introduce and rely on far too many third party tools and frameworks. The material could have been made far more accessible by reducing the reliance on these tools, for me it increased the learning curve unnecessarily, and made working through the section a real chore. Too much focus on the tools, and not the job at hand.
I've currently stalled with this book, and have no enthusiasm to tackle the remaining sections.