Fibonacci Sequence | Glossary

 

Definition

The Fibonacci sequence (xn = xn-1 + xn-2) is a series of numbers, in which a new number is formed when the two before it are added. It starts with 0 and 1, and continues to go on like 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21 and so forth.

Origin

It is named after Fibonacci, and was  first introduced in his Liber abaci in 1202.  He was born to Pisan merchants and had a wide ranging aptitude for Mathematics and travelling the world.

Further Reading

For more on Fibonacci Sequence, read here and here.

Book Series, Book of the Day

Test-Driven Development By Example | Book Series

Overview:

This book is a very useful tool for beginners who wonder how to start with TDD approach of software development. TDD replies to all the contradictions that lie behind the pain of programming with a paradox — “Test before you write” or “ Write after you test”. This book walks the readers through the set of proven techniques that encourages simple designs and test suites to garner strength and confidence required to overcome the Herculean tasks of a programmer.

Highlights of the book:

  • Write code for tests that failed in automation testing
  • Introduction to TDD (Test-Driven Development) concepts
  • Basics of Unit test framework
  • TDD techniques and refactorings explained with myriads of examples

Authors:

Kent Beck

Published In:

2000