Java Testing Weekly 1 / 2018

There are many software development blogs out there, but many of them don't publish testing articles on a regular basis.

Also, I have noticed that some software developers don't read blogs written by software testers. That is a shame because I think that we can learn a lot from them.

That is why I decided to create a newsletter that shares the best testing articles which I found during the last week.

Let's get started.

Technical Stuff

The Really Valuable Stuff

  • Excuses is a thought-provoking rant that compares TDD to double entry book keeping. The funniest part of this post is the long list of "arguments" against double entry book keeping which you won't hear in real life.
  • Mapping Biases to Testing – The Framing Effect is an interesting post that defines the term framing effect and describes why it can have a negative effect to your testing activities.
  • No, I Didn't Automate That Test explains why it might be a good idea to NOT write automated tests for your code.
  • Test-Driven Developers: Building a testing culture is a thought-provoking blog post that starts by pointing out that most of us have worked on software projects that either have no tests or have tests that suck. After the author has described the problem, he divides automated tests into three categories and introduces four rules that help you to build (and enforce) a testing culture.

It's Time to Update Your Dependencies

4 comments… add one
  • Dave Turner Jan 2, 2018 @ 20:45

    Just an FYI.. enjoy these posts... Finding lots of good information in them every week.

    • Petri Jan 7, 2018 @ 20:39

      Thank you for your comment. Your feedback will help me to stay motivated.

  • Marcos Jan 7, 2018 @ 20:27

    I am really interesed in these things. My engineer final work would be about testing. Do you have email alerts for the newsletter?

    • Petri Jan 7, 2018 @ 20:43


      You can subscribe my newsletter by using the green form that should be displayed on this page immediately after the blog post. That being said, at the moment it's not possible to get email notification only when I publish a new edition of Java Testing Weekly. You will also receive my other blog posts and a weekly email that contains mostly Spring related tutorials. This will change in the future, but I don't have a schedule for this change yet.

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