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Beautiful Code -- Chapter 7, Beautiful Tests

This excerpt written by Alberto Savoia, CTO at Agitar, shows how a broad, creative approach to testing can not only eliminate bugs but help programmers do their jobs better.

As a registered member of, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of Chapter 7 of Beautiful Code written by leading computer scientists and published by O'Reilly.

" Chapter 7, Beautiful Tests," by Agitar CTO Alberto Savoia, shows how a broad, creative approach to testing can not only eliminate bugs but turn you into a better programmer.

Beautiful Code

Book description:
How do the experts solve difficult problems in software development? In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects. You will be able to look over the shoulder of major coding and design experts to see problems through their eyes.

This is not simply another design patterns book, or another software engineering treatise on the right and wrong way to do things. The authors think aloud as they work through their project's architecture, the tradeoffs made in its construction, and when it was important to break rules. Beautiful Code is an opportunity for master coders to tell their story. All author royalties will be donated to Amnesty International.

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This was last published in September 2007

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