Test Driving iOS Development with Kiwi
Daniel H Steinberg
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This short book gets you up and running with Behavior Driven Development for iOS with Kiwi. You'll learn to write, refine, and respond to RSpec-style specifications and you'll be building better code for your iPhone and iPad apps in no time.
What's New in Version 1.1
The videos and animations have been recompressed to reduce the size of this publication.
Overall, I liked the book very much. It is a good book to read from A to Z. It is a nice first introduction to behavioral driven design. One suggestion: while the examples are clear and well explained, I would like to see some more beefier examples. With less explanation and taking bigger steps. I think the reader is ready for that at about 75% of the book
Clear introduction to getting started with Kiwi
Daniel Steinberg is a masterful teacher, and he delivers again in this book as he always does, if you've ever seen him teach or lecture live.
Having used GHKit for testing prior, I was looking for something more BDD flavored a la popular frameworks in the Ruby world, but for my Objective-C code. But I must admit, I looked into Kiwi because Daniel is a thought leader in the Cocoa community, and if he wrote a book on the topic, it was worth investigating.
Daniel takes gradual steps to make sure no readers are left behind and at the same time, as the book progresses, he does cover more sophisticated issues like testing private methods. Using a sample project as the book progresses, you get a concrete understanding of how exactly to write tests and use Kiwi to do it.
Using Kiwi is great, because BDD is really an expressive way to structure tests, and to think.
Really enjoyed this book
Easy book to consume. I didn't realize BDD on iOS could be so easy.
Thankfully, there are people like Daniel Steinberg who can teach us!
- Category: Programming
- Published: Feb 22, 2012
- Publisher: Dim Sum Thinking, Inc
- Seller: Dim Sum Thinking, Inc
- Print Length: 120 Pages
- Language: English
- Version: 1.1