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Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift 4 - Third Edition

By : Dr. Dominik Hauser
Book Image

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)

Implementing the ItemManager class

The to-do app will show all the to-do items in a list. The list of items will be managed by a class called ItemManager. It will expose an interface to get, add, and remove items.

Open Project Navigator and select the ToDoTests group. Go to the iOS | Source | Unit Test Case class to create a test case class with the name ItemManagerTests, and put it in the Model folder. Import the ToDo module (@testable import ToDo) and remove the two test method templates.


The requirements of Chapter 2, Planning and Structuring Your Test-Driven iOS App, ask for a list with unchecked to-do items at the top and checked to-do items at the bottom of the list in the app. How the items are presented is not...