Following are the most relevant excerpts from the interview with James Bach at Oredev 2008. He covers topics like: engineering, why we should be telling success stories, opening our minds to other scientific domains, automated testing and exploratory testing.
Dependency Injection by Dhanji R. Prasanna is a book that tries to explore the DI idiom in detail, and present techniques in Spring and Guice. Dhanji is a Google software engineer who works on Google Wave and also contributes to Guice, MVEL, and other open source projects.
In test automation, code involved in testing is not only test logic, but also a bunch of other supporting code, like URL concatenation, XML parsing, UI, etc. Test logic can be buried in this unrelated code, which has nothing to do with test logic itself, making test code hard to read and maintain. In this article, the layered architecture of test automation is presented to solve this problem.
ITest2 is a tool that brings refactoring to the testing community. 1
This article explores how Gorilla Logic's new, open source Flex user interface automation testing tool, FlexMonkey, can enhance the productivity of both developers and QA testers. 3
Interview and Book Excerpt: Hani Suleiman & Cedric Beust, "Next Generation Java Testing: TestNG and Advanced Concepts"
InfoQ.com recently interviewed Next Generation Java Testing: TestNG and Advanced Concepts authors Hani Suleiman and Cédric Beust. InfoQ is also pleased to offer a chapter excerpt, "Mocks and Stubs". 4
Srini & Kavitha Penchikala give an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing, with a sample application. 16
Today, almost every modern application consumes or produces XML. Stefan Bodewig explains the challenges in testing XML-based applications, and shows how to use the XMLUnit Java Framework to do so. 8
Jeff Xiong shows how to use Selenium, a browser-based acceptance testing tool, to test Ajax apps. 8
Using logging seams you can easily create unobtrusive unit tests around legacy classes, without needing to edit class logic as well as avoiding behavior changes. 3