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  • Why test driven design is important.
  • How test drives good design.
  • JUnit testing basics.
  • Advanced JUnit testing.
  • Write reusable test components with behavior driven design.
  • Plugins that enhance the testing experience.
  • Android-specific test frameworks, including UI tests.

In Test Driven Android Development, we discuss how good Object Oriented Design and Test Driven Design are complementary. We create a simple JUnit test, using a stub object that represents a data feed. Next, we demonstrate how to write a test driven design unit test for a Java class that performs network operations. After that, we create a unit test for a data access object that uses a JSON data feed. Our test includes JUnit 4 asserts and Hamcrest-style asserst. Then, we discuss blockers that prevent us from writing unit tests, and how we can use Mockito, code coverage, and automatic test execution to ameliorate those blockers. Finally, we look at UI testing with Espresso, and multi-platform testing with Firebase.

Style and Approach

This is a step by step video with a tutorial style approach. The sections will focus on individual app modules and how implementing different TDD method will help you to create reliable and smarter apps in less time.

  • Implement TDD methodology to create smarter and more effective apps in less time.
  • Create your own unit tests, acceptance test and Mocking objects
  • Modularize your app development process to make it smoother, more resilient and faster.
Course Length 5 hours 22 minutes
ISBN 9781787129139
Date Of Publication 27 Jan 2017


Brandan Jones

Brandan Jones has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Cincinnati since the 2000-2001 school year. He has taught many courses in programming, from introductory programming to full-stack development.

Brandan proposed and created the first Android programming course at the University of Cincinnati and has been teaching it ever since. He reapplied this course and taught it at Northwestern University's School of Continuing Studies as well.

Brandan is the creator of the Mobile Android app, which allows users to search for plants by color and GPS plants. He wrote this app in 2012, using TDD principles. He uses selected JSON feeds from that app in the examples in this video course.

Brandan's mix of both academic and professional experience means that he brings real-world concepts to the classroom. Most of his high-level classes include hands-on experience with unit testing, scrum, and distributed version-control systems.

Brandan holds a BS in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He also earned a BS in Horticulture from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, Lindner College of Business, with concentrations in Operations Management and Real Estate Finance.