I released five new sample lessons from my Test With Spring course: Introduction to Spock Framework

May 2014

Writing Clean Tests – New Considered Harmful

Creating new objects is an essential part of automated testing, and the most obvious way to do it is to use the new keyword. However, this is not the best way to create new objects in our test cases, and using the new keyword will make our tests

Writing Clean Tests – Beware of Magic

Magic is the arch enemy of readable code, and one of the most common form of magic which can be found from our code is a magic number. Magic numbers litters our source code, and transforms it into a pile of unreadable and unmaintainable rubbish.

Writing Clean Tests – Naming Matters

When we are writing automated tests for our application, we have to name our test classes, our test methods, fields of our test classes, and the local variables found from our test methods. If we want to write tests which are easy to read, we have