By Jeff Younker
While you are seeking to buy this publication, and also you are within the yr 2010 or past, don't buy THIS publication. Please proceed examining my overview lower than, although, to appreciate why.
This booklet is superseded because:
1. It has tremendous particular directions for utilizing eclipse (the IDE) with pydev, mylyn, and pydev-extensions. Eclipse has replaced much seeing that this e-book used to be written, and the directions aren't any longer actual. The pydev-extensions plugin does not truly exist anymore, it was once merged with pydev. this is complicated for brand new clients attempting to get issues running.
2. The directions for buying buildbot working are not any longer right. Buildbot has replaced a section in addition, and the main points for set up is diversified than it used to be.
3. It spends some time speaking approximately pMock, certainly one of 2 python mock libraries, which hasn't been built considering the fact that 2004 and is taken into account obsolete.
4. It spends it slow speaking approximately pyfit, which hasn't been labored on due to the fact 2006 and is additionally no longer typically used.
Now, for my concepts concerning the booklet itself:
I determined to offer this ebook a five famous person overview since it is a wonderful book:
- the writer writes super good, and has just a little humor in the course of the book.
- the writer covers extensions why TDD is nice, the way it is helping, and the way it's going to be used.
- the writer describes the different sorts of checking out, and offers transparent, intuitive, and considerate examples that in actual fact show *how to* do the testing.
- the writer covers super specific setup / deploy / configuration of the instruments and improvement environments discussed.
The it is because i need to now not suggest any readers buy this booklet although, is that it truly is sorely wanting an replace. I simply comprehensive studying this ebook (August, 2010), and it's very transparent that it really is outmoded. This publication may were super priceless years in the past, and perhaps additionally the 1st area of 2009, yet agile practices and instruments have replaced loads considering then that this e-book fairly has to be rewritten.
My suggestion to readers who're contemplating buying this publication is to take action provided that you're conscious of what you'll be getting, yet want to utilize the author's code examples, writing, and TDD factors whereas pushing aside the instruments used.
I relatively did take pleasure in studying this e-book, besides the fact that, and that i particularly desire that Apress forces Jeff to liberate a brand new replica.