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That's possibly not the most tactful post you could have made. I'm betting that writing this has not been the easiest thing that Marc has done, and you've effectively just said "get this other book - it's much better".
I was brought up to respect my elders. I don't respect many people nowadays.
It's really nice and it's good for beginner level.
Oh, I don't know about that. I cover things most evangelists of a technology rarely do, for example, how to make unit tests actually cost effective.
For more advanced book I would recommend reading
I certainly didn't see anything more advanced in that book. I think it's really important to understand unit testing from a holistic perspective rather than just the nuts and bolts of the technology. Sure, I didn't cover mocking, but I do go into the complexities of writing unit tests when using components like LINQ, and the benefit/cost of writing unit testable code.
Read it and then critique, but don't dismiss it out of hand. I've downloaded it and I will read it as soon as I can. Why? I know that Marc is the real deal and I know that I can trust his guidance or opinion.
Marc has made a huge contribution to this site and unlike some people [Vilmos sticks his hand in the air] he does not blow his own trumpet. Often.
In conclusion: Ya boo sucks to you!
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I concur. I have read the "other book that shall not be named" and found it hard going in it's attempt to cover too much in too academic a style - and having been a professor of Computer Science for a while I know what academic style is all about.
I have started reading Marc's book and find it refreshingly clear and obviously written by someone who actually does programming for living and isn't just interested in testing alone.
My vote (post actual reading of both works) is that Marc's book is better for most people. I am now, and have been for over thirty years, a professional programmer. I have also been a professor and an author myself, so I have some claims to know a bit about it.
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