Learn Test Driven Development in Java

Learn everything you need to know about TDD, Test driven development tutorial for Java through real examples.
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  • Video 3 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
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Course Description

This “Java Training: Test Driven Development Tutorial for Java” course provides everything you need to know to get started with test driven development in Java.

This course covers test driven development from scratch, through video lectures, demonstrations of practicing a test driven approach, and through exercises for you to complete, allowing you to gain valuable experience in using TDD.

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What are the requirements?

  • Basic knowledge of Java

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 36 lectures and 3 hours of content!
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to use a test driven approach to successfully deliver Java applications
  • In this course, you will learn how to design applications with testability in mind
  • In this course, you will learn how the rapid feedback loop of a test driven cycle can give real productivity and quality benefits
  • You will learn some common testing pitfalls to avoid when writing your tests
  • You will learn how to apply test driven development to your existing code allowing you to start applying TDD immediately

What is the target audience?

  • Java software developers

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to TDD
03:50
This introduction covers defining what we mean by test driven development, and provides a brief history of the origins of TDD
04:37
This lecture demonstrates what each stage of the TDD cycle looks like.
08:36
This lecture highlights some of the common benefits seen among teams when developing using test driven development.
Section 2: Demonstrating TDD, through walkthroughs and exercises
02:24
This lecture introduces our example application that we will use to demonstrate and practice test driven development.
02:35
This lecture shows how a reverse polish calculator works, using the calculator built in to Mac OSX.
18:55
Part 1 of this walkthrough shows how we can start creating our calculator application from scratch using test driven development.
23:14
The second part of our TDD walkthrough demonstrates how we can build on top of our very basic application, and how using test driven development allows us to refactor both the application code and test code.
23:16
The final part of our walkthrough continues by adding more features to our calculator, and also sets a number of exercises for you to complete, allowing you to experience what developing in a test driven fashion feels like.
01:10
This lecture summarises our experiences with test driven development so far.
Section 3: Real world TDD Part 1 : Design enabling test
02:15
This lecture introduces the idea of good design being a requirement for testability, and the idea that using a test driven approach can force that design. This section illustrates a number of design principles that are good to follow for creating both maintainable and testable code.
Introducing SOLID design principles
01:00
Single responsibility principle
02:51
Open closed principle
03:27
Liskov substitution
02:41
Interface seggregation
02:51
Dependency inversion
03:27
Section 4: Real world TDD Part 2 : Test doubles
01:33
This section introduces test doubles, and demonstrates various types of test doubles that you can use to aid your test driven development, and shows that not every type of test double is a mock.
01:27
Demonstrating Stub test doubles and what they can be used for.
01:29
Demonstrating Fake test doubles and what they can be used for.
02:06
Demonstrating one the most commonly used (and misused) types of test doubles - the mock.
20:44
In this walkthrough we will demonstrate how we can go about testing something more complicated than our simple calculator example, showing how different types of test doubles are used, and can be injected into our system under test.
02:29
This lecture concludes our test doubles section, and introduces mock frameworks and discusses how and when they can be used.
Section 5: Testing legacy code
00:55
This section introduces testing legacy code, something that often causes teams to struggle when trying to follow a test driven approach.
10:24
This walkthrough demonstrates an example of some legacy code, and some unit tests that have been created that allow this code to be tested effectively.
01:12
A conclusion to how we can go about testing legacy code, and still follow a test driven approach.
Section 6: Test principles
04:36
This section introduces a number of test principles that are good to keep in mind when creating your tests, as well as a number of testing anti-patterns that can make your testing harder than it should be.
Testing anti-patterns: The Singleton
02:01
Testing anti-patterns: Create the World
01:40
Testing anti-patterns: Completely Mocked
01:37
Testing anti-patterns: The Exceptional Test
01:17
Testing anti-patterns: Usually Passes
02:19
Testing anti-patterns: One Big Test
01:36
Test anti-patterns: The Slow Test
01:01
Testing anti-patterns: Second class test
01:31
Section 7: Applying TDD
03:42
In our final section, we provide some advice on how best to apply test driven development in your environment.
02:55
This final lecture leaves you with a number of exercises that you can use to practice and improve your test-driven skills

Instructor Biography

Fluent Software Solutions , High Quality Training for Software Developers

Fluent Software Solutions is a software consultancy based in the UK that provides bespoke development and software developer training services.

At Fluent Software Solutions, we have years of experience in software development, and believe in sharing that knowledge.

From the process side of things like getting up and running with Scrum,Kanban, or other agile and lean techniques to more technical topics like software design, and language training on Java, C#, and Clojure, we can deliver training the will really benefit you and your team.

We believe the best way to learn is by doing, so carefully craft our courses, to mix the theory with practice, and even include many online and offline resources to make sure you get the most out of your training during and after all sessions.

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    • Ken Sturgeon

    Too much lecture, not enough hands on.

    This course, like others I've found, started great working through actual test cases in which assertions are made to test simple methods but when it got to the section on test doubles (stubs, mocks, and fakes it fell flat. Code was provided to support these cases and explanation of the code was provided but I had hoped the course would walk us through building the test doubles as it did in section 2 with the TDD walkthrough. Making the tests as shown in section 2 is simple enough, the thought process as well as the coding process for the test doubles is where I think the art of TDD lies. From this section on the course was almost all lecture.

    • Mika Sjöman

    Sometimes great, but too narrow scope. Could become a 5-star course.

    I was really looking forward to this course and I bought this one for 10 USD, and that seems to be the reasonable price if there is such a thing at it's current state. The teacher is really good in many ways, but the scope of the class is too narrow and is too focused at explaining the concepts at an abstract level (Examples of this below). For example, section three needs a walkthrough with practical coding examples, preferably after each principle. At least one final walkthrough at the end of the videos. There are way too many Powerpoint presentations compared to video walkthroughs. They are good, and the information in them are good, but they lack practical examples where we as students can see how things are built with TDD. In Real world TDD part 2, the teacher is reading up pre-written code. This is a weak pedagogical approach since it doesn’t show how he gets to this code and why. I would like to have seen how this project was built from scratch, so I would understand the process following along. Just understanding code, does not translate into new behaviour or practical competence because it lacks deep understanding and context or experience to draw from. This is also a major issue of “how to test legacy code”. It does not show how to do it in practice, instead he shows how it was fixed by reading code. That is sure interesting, but it doesn’t give me any experience to draw from doing the same. Also the course lack how to test UI elements, which I think is necessary to get a higher grade. Final judgement; interesting (too short course) on TDD, but the lack of other good material online might make it the entry point to TDD in lack of better things out there using Java. If the teacher added walkthroughs showing how to use good judgement with a couple of more projects, it could easily become the five stars-course I think it should become. If you buy it with the current 36 videos, ask for a huge discount.

    • Clark Sann

    Great course! Highly recommended.

    I am new to TDD. This course provides a good background into TDD but it also teaches about good OO software development principles. I learned a great deal and highly recommend this course. The instructor is very good. He approaches the topic in a very slow and relaxed manner and his lessons are easy to absorb, even for a new developer. The only criticism I have with the course is that some of the slides are hard to read on small high resolution screens such as laptops and pads. This only occurred when the instructor was showing source code within his development IDE. The author does provide source code as a downloadable file.

    • Teemu Grönqvist

    Excellent presentation

    The presentation of the topic in this course was excellent. Course itself is a bit on the pricey side, but the price shows positively in quality. Really liked the more general aspect into object-oriented programming in section 3. Made me learn a lot more from this course than "just" TDD in Java.

    • Nick Hester

    Great content, great examples, a little slow

    The content of the lessons is great. The concepts are presented clearly, and the walk-throughs make things even more clear when watching the teacher write example code. I found it a little frustrating how slowly the teacher speaks, and how often he pauses for long periods of time (5 or 10 seconds). If you like taking a slow pace, then maybe that's not a negative for you. Worth the money.

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