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Introduction to Unit Testing in iOS App Development

Learn about Protocol Oriented Programming, Unit Testing and UI testing with this free online iOS app development course.

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This free online iOS app development course will build upon your knowledge of iOS and Swift to delves into more advanced iOS development topics such as Protocol Oriented Programming, Reactive Programming, unit testing, UI testing, and the Vision Framework. iOS development is a fast-growing industry and with this course, you will gain the skills to create robust applications integral in becoming a successful developer.
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    3-4 Hours
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iOS app development is a booming industry. Having the ability to create industry standard, robust applications is seen as a huge benefit to employers. This course begins by introducing you to the concept of Unit Testing in programming and highlights the importance of it in iOS development.

The course then outlines how unit testing is the breaking down of code into separate components and testing each individual component to ensure each performs as designed. You will also learn about working with test-driven development, code refactoring, what defines a good test, the A TRIP acronym and Xcode's unit testing platform - XCTest. 

If you are interested in a career in app development, or you are a professional looking to learn new skills, then this is the course for you. The topics are explained clearly and concisely and you will learn about their real-life applications. Start this free online course today and gain the skills necessary to become an elite developer!

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define unit testing and its role in application development
  • List the different types of components and features that can be targeted with unit tests
  • Outline how to work with Xcodes unit testing platform - XCTest
  • Describe the different unit test methods and their uses
  • Illustrate how to perform unit tests on asynchronous operations
  • Explain performance testing and how to implement it


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