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Book seven, and the last of the agile books for now, is Test-Driven Development in Microsoft .NET by James W. Newkirk and Alexei A. Vorontsov (ISBN 0735619484).

While not the defacto standard on test driven development, that title goes to Test Driven Development: By Example by Kent Beck, I found this book to be a more practical learning tool for .NET developers.  If you have never used test driven development, the concept is fairly simple.  Write tests first, then write code.  This will force you to only write the minimal amount of code you need to achieve the result, and you will build a library of unit tests that can be run over-and-over again to help protect against breaking changes.

It should also be noted that the book uses NUnit, so if you are using Team System I don't know how much use this will be.  I have yet to dive into any of the Team System tools.  Our budget does not afford such luxuries.

This book is available on Safari Bookshelf.

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Posted on Friday, December 9, 2005 10:46 AM Library | Back to top

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