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Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift 4 - Third Edition

By : Dr. Dominik Hauser
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Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift 4 - Third Edition

By: Dr. Dominik Hauser

Overview of this book

Test-driven development (TDD) is a proven way to find software bugs early. Writing tests before you code improves the structure and maintainability of your apps. Using TDD, in combination with Swift 4's improved syntax, means there is no longer any excuse for writing bad code. This book will help you understand the process of TDD and how to apply it to your apps written in Swift. Through practical, real-world examples, you’ll learn how to implement TDD in context. You will begin with an overview of the TDD workflow and then delve into unit-testing concepts and code cycles. You will also plan and structure your test-driven iOS app, and write tests to drive the development of view controllers and helper classes. Next, you’ll learn how to write tests for network code and explore how the test-driven approach—in combination with stubs—helps you write network code even before the backend component is finished. Finally, the book will guide you through the next steps to becoming a testing expert by discussing integration tests, Behavior Driven Development (BDD), open source testing frameworks, and UI Tests (introduced in Xcode 9).
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Setting up useful Xcode behaviors for testing

Xcode has a feature called behaviors. With the use of behaviors and tabs, Xcode can show useful information depending on its state.

Open the Behaviors window by navigating to Xcode | Behaviors | Edit Behaviors. On the left-hand side are the different stages for which you can add behaviors (Build, Testing, Running, and so on). The following behaviors are useful when doing TDD.

The behaviors shown here are those that I find useful. Play around with the settings to find the ones most useful for you. Overall, I recommend using behaviors because I think they speed up development.

Useful build behaviors

When the building starts, Xcode compiles the files and links them together. To see...