By Jeff Younker
While you're seeking to buy this e-book, and also you are within the yr 2010 or past, don't buy THIS publication. Please proceed analyzing my assessment under, in spite of the fact that, to appreciate why.
This ebook is superseded because:
1. It has tremendous specified directions for utilizing eclipse (the IDE) with pydev, mylyn, and pydev-extensions. Eclipse has replaced much on account that this ebook used to be written, and the directions aren't any longer actual. The pydev-extensions plugin does not really exist anymore, it used to be merged with pydev. this is complicated for brand new clients attempting to get issues running.
2. The directions for buying buildbot operating aren't any longer right. Buildbot has replaced a section in addition, and the main points for deploy is assorted than it used to be.
3. It spends some time speaking approximately pMock, one in every of 2 python mock libraries, which hasn't been constructed for the reason that 2004 and is taken into account obsolete.
4. It spends some time conversing approximately pyfit, which hasn't been labored on seeing that 2006 and can also be no longer quite often used.
Now, for my suggestions in regards to the publication itself:
I determined to offer this e-book a five celebrity evaluation since it is a superb book:
- the writer writes super good, and has just a little humor in the course of the book.
- the writer covers extensions why TDD is nice, the way it is helping, and the way it's going to be used.
- the writer describes the differing kinds of checking out, and gives transparent, intuitive, and considerate examples that in actual fact display *how to* do the testing.
- the writer covers super certain setup / deploy / configuration of the instruments and improvement environments discussed.
The for the reason that i must now not suggest any readers buy this e-book although, is that it's sorely wanting an replace. I simply entire analyzing this ebook (August, 2010), and it's very transparent that it truly is outmoded. This e-book could were super beneficial years in the past, and perhaps additionally the 1st region of 2009, yet agile practices and instruments have replaced loads considering then that this e-book quite should be rewritten.
My suggestion to readers who're contemplating deciding to buy this ebook is to take action provided that you're conscious of what you can be getting, yet wish to utilize the author's code examples, writing, and TDD factors whereas pushing aside the instruments used.
I rather did get pleasure from examining this booklet, despite the fact that, and that i particularly desire that Apress forces Jeff to unlock a brand new replica.