Fit For Developing Software: Framework for Integrated Tests

by Rick Mugridge and Ward Cunningham

This is a wonderful book. I first saw Fit during its infancy and I didn’t “get it.” This book will help any reader very quickly understand how this type of testing can help any software project. And, it will help you become skilled at testing this way.

This book starts out with the very basics then progresses into a case study. The first 180 pages are meant for anyone–programmers, tester, business person, etc. This first part is extremely valuable as it helps you see how Fit can benefit your develop projects. The next 150 or so pages are meant for those with a programming background and show how to extend Fit by writing and using custom fixtures. Even though I’d written a fair number of fixtures already, I learned a lot from this section.

The book is well–written and easy to read. Chapters include periodic Q&A sections and each ends with a set of exercises. I didn’t do all the exercises but I did some and they are very helpful. I highly recommend this book. You will not be disappointed.