TDD Starter Kit – Sample Projects and Links

Test driven development is a proven technique that will help you write well tested and well designed code, but it takes some practice.

Here are some sample projects that you can work through to get some practice, along with my completed solutions so that you can see how I did it (not that my way is the only right way, of course).

If you’re in the Columbus, OH area and you want me to come give my TDD talk (which these samples came from), send me an email and let me know and we’ll work something out.

Here are some links if you want to do some more reading:

Test Driven Development

TDD Design Starter Kit: It’s All about Assigning Responsibilities
TDD Design Starter Kit – State vs. Interaction Testing
TDD Design Starter Kit – Dependency Inversion Principle
TDD Design Starter Kit – Responsibilities, Cohesion, and Coupling
TDD Design Starter Kit – Static Methods and Singletons May Be Harmful
Succeed with TDD by designing with TDD
Unit Testing Business Logic without Tripping Over the Database
Haacked on TDD and Jeremy’s First Rule of TDD
Jeremy’s Second Law of TDD: Push, Don’t Pull
Achieve Better Results by following Jeremy’s Third Law of TDD: Test Small Before Testing Big
How much design before unit testing, and how much design knowledge before TDD?
So How do You Introduce TDD into an Organization or Team?
Pair Programming Bot
Why write unit tests?
Empirical Studies Show Test Driven Development Improves Quality
The Relative Cost of Fixing Defects

Rhino Mocks

Rhino Mocks 3.5 Wiki

StructureMap / dependency injection

Introduction to StructureMap
Jeremy Miller’s blog (author of StructureMap)
DimeCasts on StructureMap
Inversion of Control with the Plugin Pattern
What’s so great about Inversion of Control?
The Dependency Injection Pattern – What is it and why do I care?

Behavior Driven Development

Behavior Driven Development article from CODE Magazine – this one is a must read if you want to understand BDD.
BDD Wiki
Introducing BDD

Software Design

Writing Testable Code Is About Managing Complexity
Writing Testable Code

NBehave on CodePlex
NBehave source code


ReSharper website
ReSharper TDD Productivity Plugin


NUnit web site