Seb Rose explores the choices a team needs to make when considering which Agile test practices to adopt, urging teams to practice, practice, practice until they are happy with the way they code.
Craig Atkinson presents the advantages of using the Geb functional testing library for creating robust and readable tests with both JUnit and Spock, and configuring Geb for testing across multiple browsers.
Ken Kousen covers the testing options for Grails applications including testing constraints, using mocks, generating test data, the available testing annotations, and more.
Kevin Scaldeferri reports on using Scala for an SBT plug-in, for unit and functional testing, type-safe shared configuration using Zookeeper, and live inventory with WebSocket and Akka Actors.
Ken Kousen introduces Spock, a logical testing framework written in Groovy, providing code samples for developers.
Sandro Mancuso runs a hands-on demo adding tests to a Java legacy code then refactoring it.
Graham Lee discusses strategies and tools for testing iOS apps with a view to uncovering hidden security and usability issues.
Zsolt Fabok provides guidance on selecting those sections of code that are most likely to profit from automated testing and leaving out those where chances for errors are low.
Dave Hart introduces the “developer in test” role more testing at the unit level and adding a level of testing between unit and system, and providing testing frameworks for regression system testing.
Doug Hiebert discusses the principles and objectives behind automated testing, TDD, Unit and Integration Testing, using asserting and mocking to write tests, and static analysis.
Aaron Bedra shows code samples for writing Clojure tests using the test.generative framework, explaining why this framework and testing are useful.
Jay Harris offers tips on using unit testing to improve the performance of applications.