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Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift - Fourth Edition

By : Dr. Dominik Hauser
Book Image

Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift - Fourth Edition

By: Dr. Dominik Hauser

Overview of this book

Test-driven development (TDD) is a proven way to find software bugs earlier on in software development. Writing tests before you code improves the structure and maintainability of your apps, and so using TDD in combination with Swift 5.5's improved syntax leaves you with no excuse for writing bad code. Developers working with iOS will be able to put their knowledge to work with this practical guide to TDD in iOS. This book will help you grasp the fundamentals and show you how to run TDD with Xcode. You'll learn how to test network code, navigate between different parts of the app, run asynchronous tests, and much more. Using practical, real-world examples, you'll begin with an overview of the TDD workflow and get to grips with unit testing concepts and code cycles. You'll then develop an entire iOS app using TDD while exploring different strategies for writing tests for models, view controllers, and networking code. Additionally, you'll explore how to test the user interface and business logic of iOS apps and even write tests for the network layer of the sample app. By the end of this TDD book, you'll be able to implement TDD methodologies comfortably in your day-to-day development for building scalable and robust applications.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1 –The Basics of Test-Driven iOS Development
Section 2 –The Data Model
Section 3 –Views and View Controllers
Section 4 –Networking and Navigation

A view for the details of a to-do item

The task detail view shows all the information that's stored for a to-do item. The information consists of a title, due date, location (name and address), and a description. If an address is given, a map with an address is shown. The detail view also allows checking off the item as done. The Details view looks like this:

Figure 4.3 – The view for the details of a to-do item

As a user, I have the following requirements:

  • I have tapped a to-do item in the list and I want to see its details.
  • I want to check a to-do item from its details view.

You need to be able to add to-do items to the list. The next section shows what this input view will look like.