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Testing Web-based Spring Applications in 2013 (Part One)

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Testing Web-based Spring Applications in 2013 (Part One) A fellow LJCer and TDD/BDD advocate has recently started developing an application using the ever-popular Spring stack, and he asked my advice on how best to implement a Test-driven methodology within this context. I started typing an email back in response, but then it suddenly occurred to me that this might be useful for ...

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Getting Started With Spring’s MVC Test Framework – Part 1

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Newly promoted to the main Spring framework is the Spring MVC Test Framework, which the Guys at Spring claim is a “first class JUnit support for testing client and server side Spring MVC code through a fluent API”1. In this and my next blog, I’m going to take a look at Spring’s MVC Test Framework and apply it to some ...

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Mockito – RETURNS_DEEP_STUBS for JAXB

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Sorry for not having written for some time but I was busy with writing the JBoss Drools Refcard for DZone and I am in the middle of writing a book about Mockito so I don’t have too much time left for blogging… Anyway quite recently on my current project I had an interesting situation regarding unit testing with Mockito and ...

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An Automated OSGi Test Runner

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Among my fellow team members I was known for notoriously forgetting to maintain the (JUnit) test suite. I just can’t get this extra step of manually adding a test to a suite into my fingers. Fortunately there are continuous integration servers that collect tests by a naming pattern. If one of the orphan tests I introduced fails, it stands out ...

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Testing Java 8 in 3 Easy Steps

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tl;dr Use your CI Setup to test Java 8. The upcoming Java 8 release promises a bunch of new feature for Java developers, but there’s always a risk when upgrading that your code will break. We all remember that when Java 7 shipped it had a series of quite severe bugs. Of course we can all help with avoiding the ...

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Selenium Test Automation with Maven

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Today i want to help you manage your Automated GUI Tests (Selenium) better. In the past i have seen many different ways people handle this. Some people just write those plain HTML TestCases with Selenium-IDE, store it somewhere on the HDD and run manually when needed. Others dont even use Selenium-IDE. They write pure Java for Example, and automate their ...

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Unit Testing Tip: Create Descriptive Tests

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Your unit tests should be as descriptive as possible. The feedback they give you should be so clear you don’t even need to fire up the debugger and step one by one through the code to inspect your local variables. Why? Because that takes time and we’re lazy, right? In order to do so you need to create descriptive tests. ...

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Automated Tests as Documentation

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One of the arguments for writing automated tests is that tests can act as useful documentation for a system. But what do tests document? And who will find this documentation useful? Most developers don’t rely on system documentation because there isn’t enough documentation to give them a complete idea of how the system works, or because there’s too much of ...

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