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  • Refactoring Legacy Applications: A Case Study

    by on  Feb 27, 2013 7

    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.

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

    by on  Dec 03, 2012 1

    Hadoop MapReduce jobs have a unique code architecture that raises interesting issues for test-driven development. In this article Michael Spicuzza provides a real-world example using MRUnit, Mockito, and PowerMock to solve these problems.

  • Why Testing Matters in Agile Projects

    by on  Oct 02, 2012 2

    Agile is changing the way we work together and the work that is done. Many think that the role of testing is dead, but I think it is growing and turning into an even better, rounder, more effective testing. The role of Testing will powerfully help redefine the way things are done and the order in which they are done for best results in agile.

The Day the QA Department Died

Posted by 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 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 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 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 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 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. 5

Design for Testability – The True Story

Posted by on  Jan 12, 2012

Testing is a major activity in any development lifecycle. If we want to effectively use it, the ease of testing should be addressed from the early stages of building the system. 5

Virtual Panel: Specification by Example, Executable Specifications, Scenarios and Feature Injection

Posted by on  Nov 10, 2011

InfoQ have talked to Dan North, Gojko Adzic, Elizabeth Keogh and Matt Wynne about Specification by Example, Executable Specifications and Feature Injection and how they relate to BDD. 1

Virtual Panel: State of the Art in JavaScript Unit Testing

Posted by on  Jul 07, 2011

Unit testing is a common practice for delivering maintainable code. InfoQ had a Q&A with the creators of some of the leading JavaScript unit testing frameworks about their projects. 2

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