By Jeff Langr

If you software in C++ you have been overlooked. Test-driven improvement (TDD) is a contemporary software program improvement perform that may dramatically lessen the variety of defects in platforms, produce extra maintainable code, and provides you the boldness to alter your software program to satisfy altering wishes. yet C++ programmers were neglected by means of these selling TDD--until now. during this e-book, Jeff Langr provides hands-on classes within the demanding situations and rewards of doing TDD in C++.

Modern C++ Programming With Test-Driven Development, the one entire remedy on TDD in C++ provide you with every little thing you want to learn about TDD, and the demanding situations and merits of enforcing it on your C++ platforms. Its many precise code examples take you step by step from TDD fundamentals to complicated suggestions. As a veteran C++ programmer, you are already writing high quality code, and also you work flat out to keep up code caliber. It does not must be that hard.

In this ebook, you will learn:

find out how to use TDD to enhance legacy C++ systems

tips to determine and take care of not easy procedure dependencies

the best way to do dependency injection, that is quite difficult in C++

how you can use trying out instruments for C++ that reduction TDD

new C++11 gains that facilitate TDD

As you develop in TDD mastery, you will discover tips to retain an incredible C++ method from turning into a layout mess over the years, in addition to specific C++ difficulty spots to prevent. you will discover out tips on how to hinder your exams from being a upkeep burden and the way to imagine in TDD with no giving up your hard-won C++ abilities. eventually, you will see easy methods to develop and maintain TDD on your team.

Whether you are a whole unit-testing amateur or an skilled tester, this booklet will lead you to mastery of test-driven improvement in C++.

What You Need

A C++ compiler operating lower than home windows or Linux, ideally one who helps C++11. Examples provided within the ebook have been equipped less than gcc 4.7.2.

Google Mock 1.6 (downloadable at no cost; it includes Google attempt in addition) or an alternative C++ unit checking out device. such a lot examples within the publication are written for Google Mock, however it is not tricky to translate them in your device of choice.

an exceptional programmer's editor or IDE.

cmake, ideally. after all, you should use your personal most popular make too. CMakeLists.txt documents are supplied for every undertaking. Examples supplied have been equipped utilizing cmake model 2.8.9.

a variety of freely-available third-party libraries are used because the foundation for examples within the ebook. those include:- cURL- JsonCpp- advance (filesystem, date_time/gregorian, set of rules, assign)Several examples use the improve headers/libraries. just one instance makes use of cURL and JsonCpp.

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