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Test Well and Prosper: The Great Java Unit-Testing Frameworks Debate

by Michael Redlich on  Jun 20, 2016 5

A recent post in Reddit sparked a debate between the traditional testing framework JUnit and upstart Spock with the central theme, “What’s wrong with JUnit?”

JUnit 5 Alpha Simplifies Unit Testing

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Mar 07, 2016

The JUnit Lambda Team has recently announced the alpha release of JUnit 5, a new major version for the popular unit testing framework. Changes in the new version are mostly focused at removing the common obstacles that JUnit 4 presented to developers, while also modifying the framework to allow for easier changes in the future. Integration with build tools and IDEs still needs some further work.

NUnit 3 Brings Extensibility and Parallel Execution: Interview with Charlie Poole

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Dec 09, 2015

NUnit 3 was recently released, bringing parallel execution and extensibility to the .NET testing framework. InfoQ reached out with Charlie Poole, maintainer of NUnit for over 10 years, to learn more about this release.

Twitter Diffy Spots Bugs in Services by Comparing the Responses

by Abel Avram on  Sep 18, 2015

Twitter has open sourced Diffy, an automated testing tool used in production for discovering potential bugs in new code running on Apache Trift and other HTTP-based services.

XebiaLabs TestView Integrates Multiple Testing Tools

by Abel Avram on  Jun 25, 2015

XebiaLabs TestView is a test management and analytics tool, integrating the execution, data analysis and visualization of multiple functional and unit testing tools.

Spring Security 4.0: WebSocket, Spring Data and Test Support

by Matt Raible on  Apr 21, 2015

The Spring Security team released Spring Security 4.0.0, adding several new features as well as more default security. Major themes include WebSocket Security, Spring Data integration, better testing support and the introduction of Spring Session as a new (Apache licensed) open source project.

Google Strategies for Automated Android UI Testing

by Abel Avram on  Mar 31, 2015

Convinced that “whatever can be unit tested should be unit tested”, Mona El Mahdy, a Software Engineer in Test at Google, has written a blog post proposing several approaches to perform unit tests on the user interface of Android applications. Mahdy recommends Robolectric and the Android Studio Gradle plug-in for general unit testing, and Espresso or UI Automator for creating and running UI tests.

Facebook Unveils Jest for JavaScript Unit Testing, Automatic Mocking

by James Chesters on  Jun 03, 2014

Facebook has released Jest, built on top of the Jasmine test framework, for JavaScript Unit Testing. Jest automatically mocks dependencies when running tests, and uses CommonJS instead of a proprietary module loader.

Typemock Isolator++ Updated with 64 bit Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 19, 2014

Typemock has released Isolator++ with support for 64 bit C/C++ code including legacy code that was not originally written for testing.

Typemock Isolator v7.4.3 Adds FastFix, Improved SmartRunner and Visual Studio 2013 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 18, 2014

Typemock Isolator v7.4.3 for .NET has been released with support for FastFix, improved smartrunner in addition to Visual Studio 2013 and TFS 2012 integration.

TypeScript Roundup: New Features, Tools, and a Roadmap

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 05, 2013 2

TypeScript is nearing its first production release and planning has already begun for post 1.0 features. At the top of the list is async/await, which should prove useful for both client-side and Node.js development.

BrowserSwarm to Automate JavaScript Testing Across Browsers

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 01, 2013

Testing client side JavaScript code can be tedious and repetitive-so tools that can automate this process are important. BrowserSwarm is a new project designed to simplify this testing process and provide the ability to rapidly test acorss all major browsers.

Quick Unit Test Generation Returns to Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 06, 2013

Easy access unit test generation functionality returns to Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Preview based on a tool produced the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. Multiple unit test frameworks and C#/VB .NET are supported.

Visual Studio Unit Test Generator with MSTest, NUnit, XUnit Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 16, 2013

The recently released, Visual Studio Unit Test Generator includes support for multiple test framework and enables you to unit test applications directly from within Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.

Balancing Independent Testing and Agile Collaboration

by Ben Linders on  Jun 27, 2013

Collaboration between developers and testers is often considered important in cross functional agile teams to become successful. There is also a benefit of having independence for testers, so that they can report about the quality of the software without fear. How can you balance testers independence with collaboration in agile teams?

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