This screencast focuses on the question I get the most: “Do you do test-driven development for view controllers?” It’s clearly a roadblock for many people. This screencast should remove that roadblock.
It also answers the question, “Is it worth doing?”
…I did mess up something pretty big, and I don’t mean the nib and coding mistakes, which the unit tests successfully caught. I mean my failure to test the labels of the two buttons. I was so eager to show you how to test button behavior, that I forgot about how important it is to test button labels. So my apologies there, but I thought it was more important to get the information out than to try again.
See also: Testability, Information Hiding, and the Class Trying to Get Out, a follow-up discussion about whether to expose outlets and actions in the interface.
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Programming was fun when I was a kid. But working in Silicon Valley, I saw poor code lead to fear, with real human costs. Looking for ways to make my 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 18 years. I'm committed to software crafting as a discipline, hoping we can all reach greater effectiveness and joy.
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