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xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code by Gerard Meszaros

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Chapter 14A Roadmap to Effective Test Automation

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Chapter 13, Testing with Databases, introduced a set of patterns specific to testing applications that have a database. These patterns built on the techniques described in Chapter 6, Test Automation Strategy; Chapter 9, Persistent Fixture Management; and Chapter 11, Using Test Doubles. This was a lot of material to become familiar with before we could test effectively with and without databases!

This raises an important point: We don't become experts in test automation overnight—these skills take time to develop. It also takes time to learn the various tools and patterns at our disposal. This chapter provides something of a roadmap for how to learn the patterns and acquire the ...

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