Test-Driven Development in Swift with Gio Lodi

Test-Driven Development in Swift with Gio Lodi

In this episode, Leo is joined by Gio Lodi, author of Test-Driven Development in Swift with SwiftUI and Combine. We talk about how to do TDD with Swift but also SwiftUI and Combine as well as the new features revealed at WWDC 2021 like Async/Await, Xcode Cloud, expected failures, and test repetitions.


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TDD Thoughts from WWDC 2021

  • Is Xcode Cloud Ready?
  • Who's the target audience for Xcode Cloud?
  • On Testing with Async/Await
  • Combine vs Async/Await
  • How to expect failures in Xcode 12.5
  • Testing Repetitions

TDD, SwiftUI & Combine

  • Why do TDD now in Swift?
  • Difficulties adopting it later in project
  • TDD in SwiftUI vs UIKit
  • Isolating Systems with TDD
  • What are the different types of Test Doubles?

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Creators and Guests

Leo Dion
Leo Dion
Swift developer for Apple devices and more; Founder of BrightDigit; husband and father of 6 adorable kids
Gio 💻🔧📚
Gio 💻🔧📚
Dad. Writer of software at @automattic and words elsewhere on the net. Wrote https://t.co/zTAQ8m7fDz. Now working on something on productivity for remote devs—DM me!
Gio Lodi
Gio Lodi
Dad. Writer of software at Automattic and words elsewhere on the net. Wrote http://tddinswift.com.

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