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Spring MVC Controller JUnit Testing

JUnit testing Spring MVC controllers is not an easy task. But recently, a new project (to be included in Spring soon) offers new tools to facilitate this. This post illustrates how to test a ...
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Opinion: Performance Testing

Performance tuning an application is time consuming, and expensive. Useful tests often need dedicated hardware to run on. It’s specialised and time consuming to prepare the ground work and write the various fixtures needed t ...
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Enhancing Spring Test Framework with beforeClass and afterClass setup

How to allow instance methods to run as JUnit BeforeClass behavior JUnit allows you to setup methods on the class level once before and after all tests methods invocation. However, by design on purpose that they restrict this to o ...
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Testing Custom Exceptions with JUnit’s ExpectedException and @Rule

Exception Testing Why test exception flows? Just like with all of your code, test coverage writes a contract between your code and the business functionality that the code is supposed to produce leaving you with a living documenta ...
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JUnit Pass Test Case on Failures

Why create a mechanism to expect a test failure? There comes a time when one would want and expect a JUnit @Test case fail. Though this is pretty rare, it happens. I had the need to detect when a JUnit Test fails and then, if expe ...
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Test Driven Traps, part 2

The Story of a Unit in Unit Tests In the previous part of this article, you could see some bad, though popular, test samples. But I’m not a professional critic (also known as a troll, or a hater), to grumble ab ...
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Test Driven Traps, part 1

Have you ever been in a situation, where a simple change of code, broke a few hundred tests? Have you ever had the idea that tests slow you down, inhibit your creativity, make you afraid to change the code. If you had, it means yo ...
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The crystal ball illusion

I have noticed that people sometimes avoid doing thorough testing. This may sound as bogus to some, but hear me out… I do understand why this happen. Tests can create a feeling of being trapped, a burden that gets heavier to car ...
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Spring Testing Support and Context caching

Spring provides a comprehensive support for unit and integration testing – through annotations to load up a Spring application context, integrate with unit testing frameworks like JUnit and TestNG. Since loading up a large a ...
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Maven Cargo plugin for Integration Testing

A very common need in the lifecycle of a project is setting up integration testing. Luckily, Maven has built-in support for this exact scenario, with the following phases of the default build lifecycle (from the Maven documentatio ...
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