TDD is a series of small steps. It can be difficult to grasp until you see those steps demonstrated.
That’s why I made this screencast. It was sparked by a Stack Overflow question that said, “All the examples of unit testing I read about seem to be extremely simple and trivial.” The question asks how to write unit tests for a piece of sample code that uses NSUserDefaults.
Bonus content: In addition to the screencast, I put together a bonus Git repository that shows you exactly how I’d TDD the problem, updated to my latest practices. You can access the bonus content here.
Question: What still remains puzzling or challenging about applying TDD to iOS development? Leave a comment below.
See also: How to Do UIViewController TDD
When I was a kid, programming was fun. But working in Silicon Valley, I saw poor code lead to fear, with real human costs. Searching for ways to make life better, I learned about Design Patterns, Refactoring, and Test Driven Development (TDD). Programming became fun again! I've now been doing TDD in Apple environments for 17 years. I'm committed to software crafting as a discipline, with the hope of raising us all to greater effectiveness and joy.
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