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Attitudes of a Great Software Tester

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In my previous post, I explained in my own words the “Attitude of a Great Software Developer“.  This post will focus on the testers.  Developers and Testers are two great personalities that work literally in the opposite direction but towards a common goal of producing good quality software.  One deals with the making aspect of the software and other with ...

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Parameterized JUnit tests with JUnitParams

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Parameterized unit tests are used to to test the same code under different conditions. Thanks to parameterized unit tests we can set up a test method that retrieves data from some data source. This data source can be a collection of test data objects, external file or maybe even a database. The general idea is to make it easy to ...

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Run, JUnit! Run!!!

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JUnit together with JavaScript and SVN are some of the technologies that programmers often start using without even reading a single blog post let alone a book.  Maybe this is a good thing since they look simple enough and understandable so we can use them right away without any manuals, but this also means that they are also underused. In ...

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Hibernate Facts: Integration testing strategies

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I like Integration Testing, it’s a good way to check what SQL queries Hibernate generates behind-scenes. But Integration Tests require a running database server, and this is the first choice you have to make. 1. Using a production-like local database server for Integration Testing For a production environment I always prefer using incremental DDL scripts, since I can always know ...

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Acceptance Testing: Blaming the Tools

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About 5 years ago I was on a project to build a system for collateral management. The system was connected to a large financial network, and got its instructions through standardized financial messages. This project was run in waterfall style, with lots of restrictions on collaboration between disciplines. Without to digress in details on this, I do still think it’s ...

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Using Matchers in Tests

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Gone are the days when we were forced to write way too many assertion lines in our testing code. There is a new sheriff in town: assertThat and his deputy: the matchers. Well, not that new, but anyway I’d like to present to you shortly how matchers are used and after that an extension to matchers concept that I found ...

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Integration tests with Maven 3, Failsafe and Cargo plugin

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Unit testing is available in Maven out of the box. Because of that very often its used for integration tests as well. Major disadvantage of this is that integration tests can take much more time to execute and because no one likes to wait long time every build – tests are just skipped with -Dmaven.test.skip=true flag In order to execute ...

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JBoss Drools unit testing with junit-drools

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Recently I’ve been working with a project heavily using JBoss Drools. I am not Drools expert – I am not also very convinced to this framework, or maybe only to particular use case in this project – and I found it quite difficult to write simple, maintainable unit tests for Drools based business rules. That’s how junit-drools was born – ...

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Write effective Load Tests using JUnit and Repeat annotation

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EasyTest recently introduced a new set of annotations that would help its users write effective test cases. The two main annotations that found their way into EasyTest are : Repeat Duration Today we will discuss about the Repeat annotation. A new method level annotation Repeat has been added to the EasyTest Framework. This annotation can be used to repeat the ...

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