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Rails Test Prescriptions in print

February 16, 2011

Greetings! This week we’re proud to announce Rails Test Prescriptions is in print and shipping from There are a lot of tools in the Rails testing ecosystem, and this book is your guide to what to use, and when to use it. What are you waiting for?

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Rails Test Prescriptions

If you are a Rails programmer who tests code, this book is an invaluable guide to the latest in available testing tools for Rails 2 and 3. If you are a Rails programmer who doesn’t test code, now’s the time to start.

You need Test-Driven Development (TDD), a proven process for improving the design, maintainability, and long-term viability of software. In TDD, the tests come first, and then code is written to match the expectation of the test. Using TDD means writing better code faster.

Ruby on Rails has unparalleled support for TDD. In addition to the tools that Rails has built-in, a large and thriving testing community adds new tools at an accelerating rate. Rails Test Prescriptions is your guide to the entire Rails testing ecosystem.

Containing both practical code examples and discussion of why testing works, this book starts with the most basic features delivered as part of core Ruby on Rails. Once you’ve integrated those features into your coding practice, you’ll want to use popular third-party testing tools such as RSpec, Shoulda, Cucumber, Factory Girl, and Rcov. Rails Test Prescriptions shows you how to use these tools and when they are appropriate.

If your Rails application is sick, or you want to prevent it from getting sick, you need Rails Test Prescriptions_, now in print and shipping from Body/titles/nrtest/rails-test-prescriptions">

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  • Continuous Testing with Ruby: Better Software Through Faster Feedback in print
  • Agile Web Development with Rails in print
  • Test-Driven Development for Embedded C in print
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