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From "Chappell, Simon P" <Simon.Chapp...@landsend.com>
Subject RE: [FRIDAY] Banging the rocks together
Date Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:00:16 GMT
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Simon P. Chappell                     simon.chappell@landsend.com
Java Programming Specialist                      www.landsend.com
Lands' End, Inc.                                   (608) 935-4526


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ted Husted [mailto:husted@apache.org]
>Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 11:56 AM
>To: Struts Users Mailing List
>Subject: [FRIDAY] Banging the rocks together
>
>
>Here's an experience I'd recommend to anyone:
>
>1. Get a copy of Kent Beck's TDD by Example
>
><http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0321146530/hitchhikeguidetoA>
>
>2. Enter all the examples from the book with IDEA by IntelliJ.
>
><http://intellij.com/idea/>
>
>Why?
>
>Well, first, Kent's book is a good read. He walks you through 
>creating a 
>set of classes test-by-test, refactoring-by-refactoring. The best part 
>is that IDEA will happily do virtually all of the refactoring 
>for you. =:0)
>
>TDD demands that you have a failing test before writing any code. So, 
>Kent is forever changing tests so that they fail, which means 
>he gets to 
>write some more code. Following the general TDD style, Kent 
>changes the 
>"upper layer" of the code first and then fixes the "lower layer". As 
>soon as you do this, IDEA points out that the change won't work -- and 
>then usually suggests doing exactly what Kent does in the next step. 
>Since the changes themselves aren't the point of the exercise, have 
>yourself some fun and let IDEA make Kent's changes for you.
>
>
>[Favorite author's triva quiz #2]
>
>
>".. the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys."
>
>Autographed copy of "Struts in Action" for the first lucky emailer to 
>correctly identify author, title, **AND** character.
>
>
>-Ted.
>
>
>(:= Not affiliated with Kent Beck or IntelliJ, just Struts in 
>Action =:)
>
>
>
>-- 
>Ted Husted,
>Struts in Action <http://husted.com/struts/book.html>
>
>
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