Rails Test Prescriptions update version 2

Okay, I’ve got some good news, and some less good news.

The good news: Rails Test Prescriptions, revision two is now available on Lulu.com. This version has two and a half new sections.

  • A really long section on acceptance testing with Cucumber.
  • A less long section on using Autotest to run your tests.
  • Half a section – really an extended rant or two – on testing style.

All told, this adds about thirty some-odd pages to the book. The plan continues to be to do updates every two weeks. I think the next batch will go after Shoulda and RSpec. But if you have an opinion about where to go next, let me hear it.

Good news number two. In the spirit of “give a way a little bit more than you think you should” (advice from Merlin Mann and John Gruber in their SxSW session on blogging), I’ve decided to add the Cucumber section to the Getting Started free book. The free book is now 80 pages of how-to, slam-bang, testing goodness. Download it

Now, I’d love to be able to tell those of you that have already bought the book via Lulu that it’s easy as pie to access the download. Unfortunately, I have reason to think that Lulu isn’t quite working as I’d been lead to believe. If you go to your Lulu account’s “my downloads” page and the file is test_prescriptions_002.pdf, yay—you’ve got the update. If the file is still test_prescriptions_001.pdf, well, I’m in contact with Lulu tech support about it. Please let me know if you are experiencing update success or failure. Any problem with this upgrade is embarrassing, and I will get it resolved in the next few days, one way or another. In the meantime, the Cucumber section is available in the free download. Let me know if there’s an immediate issue that I can help with.

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