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  • Book Review: Integration Testing from the Trenches

    by Victor Grazi on  Jun 27, 2014

    In this important and thorough treatise “Integration Testing from the Trenches” Nicolas Frankel starts from basic definitions and develops the concepts of integration testing with a casual formalism that's intuitive and fun.

  • Custom Assertions in Java Tests

    by Tomek Kaczanowski on  Feb 27, 2014 2

    Using so-called "matcher libraries" to implement custom assertions to make tests more readable and maintainable.

  • Quality Code - Book Review and Interview

    by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 25, 2014

    Quality Code book, authored by Stephen Vance, covers the different aspects of software development lifecycle with focus on delivering quality product. In the book, Stephen discusses the practices for supporting software craftsmanship testing. InfoQ spoke with the author about the book and the best practices for testing application code.

Refactoring Legacy Applications: A Case Study

Posted by Chen Ping on  Feb 27, 2013

To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code. 7

Unit Testing Hadoop MapReduce Jobs With MRUnit, Mockito, & PowerMock

Posted by Michael Spicuzza on  Dec 03, 2012

Hadoop MapReduce jobs have a unique code architecture that raises interesting issues for test-driven development. In this article Michael Spicuzza shows how to use MRUnit to solve these problems. 1

Why Testing Matters in Agile Projects

Posted by Sharon Robson on  Oct 02, 2012

Many think that the role of testing is dead in agile, but I think it is growing and turning into better and effective testing; redefines the way things are done and the order in which they are done. 2

The Day the QA Department Died

Posted by Eli Lopian on  Sep 24, 2012

Waterfall QA teams are slow and costly. Siloed away from developers, is QA the best way to ensure software quality? Is unit testing a better way to ensure software quality? 11

Tackling real-world unit testing problems

Posted by Gil Zilberfeld on  Jul 23, 2012

Over the last few years unit testing has been considered a “solved problem.” All the information, books and tools are out there, just pick up NUnit, and you’re good to go, right? Not exactly. 1

Testing SQL Server Code with TST

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 18, 2012

We explore the TST framework and a few ideas for writing and maintaining good tests for database code. 2

First Steps in Unit Testing

Posted by Gil Zilberfeld on  Jun 05, 2012

In this article, Gil Zilberfeld cover tips on what to expect, and steps to take when starting out in order to make unit testing a part of development life. 11

Writing a Comprehensive Unit Test

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  May 24, 2012

A common “best practice” for unit tests is to only write a one assertion in each test. I intend to question this advice by showing that multiple assertions per test are both necessary and beneficial. 13

Thoughts on Test Automation in Agile

Posted by Rajneesh Namta on  Feb 21, 2012

Rajneesh Namta shares his thoughts, experiences, and some of the critical lessons learned while implementing software test automation on a recent Agile project. 6

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