This book has a simple purpose: show in clear and understandable language how to approach TDD. Nothing more or less, and he succeeds very well.Other reviewers have commented that they were annoyed about how this book didnt cover mocks and stubs and a lot of the other artefacts of testing - that wasnt Becks purpose, he wanted to show how its done and then catalogue the patterns needed in order to make it work. While he covered mock and null objects he didnt go into the details because these are very much part of the testing framework you are using and the limitations of the language you are working with. They will be covered (to death) in the documentation associated with it - the ideas, the principles, they work everywhere.I will use this book the next time I teach TDD, and I will use the patterns section the next time I get stuck.
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