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Waiting for the right moment – in integration testing


When you have to test multi-threaded programs, there is always the need to wait until the system arrives at a particular state, at which point the test can verify that the proper state has been reached. The usual way to do it is to insert a ‘probe’ in the system which will signal a synchronization primitive (like a Semaphore) and ...

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A Selenium/WebDriver example in Java


A couple of years back, I was pitching for some work and the client wanted to see how I would tackle a real world problem. They asked me to automate some tasks on the woot.com web site. The task was to go to various woot web sites and to read the product name and price of the offer of the ...

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How cool is integration testing with Spring and Hibernate


I am guilty of not writing integration testing (At least for database related transactions) up until now. So in order to eradicate the guilt i read up on how one can achieve this with minimal effort during the weekend. Came up with a small example depicting how to achieve this with ease using Spring and Hibernate. With integration testing, you ...

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Running HTTP/REST Integration Tests efficiently in Eclipse


Lately I had a chance to use the OSGi-JAX-RS-Connector library written by my dear fellow Holger Staudacher. The connector enables you to publish resources easily by registering @Path annotated types as OSGi services – which actually works quite nicely. While it is natural for me to write the service classes test driven using plain JUnit tests it is also very ...

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On Measuring Code Coverage


In a previous post, I explained how to visualize what part of your code is covered by your tests. This post explores two questions that are perhaps more important: why and what code coverage to measure. Why We Measure Code Coverage What does it mean for a statement to be covered by tests? Well, it means that the statement was ...

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Spring MVC Customized User Login Logout Implementation Example


This post describes how to implement a customized user access to an Spring MVC web application (login logout). As a prerequisite, readers are advised to read this post which introduces several Spring Security concepts. The code example is available from Github in the Spring-MVC-Login-Logout directory. It is derived from the Spring MVC with annotations example. Customized Authentication Provider In order ...

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JUnit Testing Spring Service and DAO (with In-Memory Database)


This post describes how to implement JUnit tests for a Spring Web Application’s Services and DAO. It is built on top of the Spring MVC-Service-DAO-Persistence Architecture Example. This example is available from Github in the Spring-Web-JPA-Testing directory. Reminder Test Fixture – The fixed state used as a baseline for running tests. Unit test – These tests verify that pieces of ...

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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 simple controller via JUnit tests. This code is a variation of the code used in JUnit Testing Spring Service and DAO (with In-Memory Database). It is ...

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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 to run, and whose only perceived benefit is preventing a production issue that you don’t even know will happen yet. Stereotypical Scenarios and Outcomes Here’s some ...

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