Visual TestingWed, 18 Apr ’18
Some people say UIs can’t be tested, but our application is almost entirely UI. We needed to test it anyway. In this episode, we look at three ways we tested the visuals of our application: unit tests of the UI, unit tests of CSS, and integration tests of web fonts.
Evolutionary DesignMon, 16 Apr ’18
Evolutionary design is the process of designing your code to be as small and simple and perfect as you can for the needs you have today, then using refactoring make the design more sophisticated and able to handle more features as those needs arise. In this episode, we demonstrate evolutionary design by looking at the evolution of our client-side code.
Reproducible BuildsWed, 11 Apr ’18
Hat and GownFri, 12 Feb ’16
Our series is complete! Where do you go from here? With the conclusion of this series, if you’ve done the exercises, you’re ready to act as a junior developer on a professional team. Now we talk about what it takes to graduate to the next stage of your career and provide some specific guidance about what to do to get there.
Test DoublesFri, 5 Feb ’16
One of the most common testing techniques you’ll see in the wild is the use of test doubles, also known as “mocking.” We take a close look at this advanced technique. It’s seductive and easily abused. We rebuild one of our tests using mocks so you can understand the concept... and see what to avoid.
CohesionFri, 29 Jan ’16
Our application is done. It works. I’m not entirely happy with the design of our latest code, though. It lacks cohesion. In this episode, we wrap up our tab application with a look at three fundamental design forces: the DRY Principle, Decoupling, and Cohesion. We use what we learn to improve the cohesion of our application’s startup code.
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What is Test-Driven Development?
Who am I?
I’m James Shore. I’ve been building applications using test-driven development and other Agile techniques for over 15 years. I’m a recipient of the Agile Alliance’s Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice and I wrote a book called The Art of Agile Development.
What You Get
This screencast series focuses on rigorous, professional web development. That means test-driven development, of course, and also techniques such as build automation, continuous integration, refactoring, and evolutionary design. We test against multiple browsers and platforms, including iOS, and we use Node.js on the server.
All videos are DRM-free, available for streaming or download, and all source code is included.
The series consists of three main channels. The “Recorded Live” channel focuses on real-world development, warts and all. It’s meant for experienced programmers.
If you’re a new developer, the “How To” channel is for you. It’s meant for beginners who have recently learned to program and are ready to start their professional career.
The “Lessons Learned” channel provides concise reviews of key topics, such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and build automation. It’s great for review and reference.
The series’ final episode was published in April 2018. Although some of the specific tools and language features are out of date, the purpose of the videos is to show the thought process and design approach used in professional Agile development. That material is remains current and is well worth watching.
There are over 600 episodes available. Most are about 15 minutes long. Although the majority of the videos are intended for experienced practitioners, there’s about 10 hours of content just for beginners.
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