Java Testing Weekly 35 / 2016

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

  • JUnit Cheat Sheet introduces the features and syntax of JUnit 5. It also provides a one page cheat sheet that describes JUnit 5 annotations, explains the lifecycle of a JUnit 5 test, and has some useful code samples.
  • The "Best Practices" of Nested Unit Tests gives you five tips that help you to remove duplicate code from your unit tests which use nested configuration.
  • WebAppConfiguration in Spring Tests provides a good introduction to the @WebAppConfiguration annotation. This post describes when you need to use the @WebAppConfiguration annotation and provides examples that explain how you can use it.

The Really Valuable Stuff

  • Do you want a framework or a solution? explains why you shouldn't think that a framework (either an existing or a new one) will help you to write useful automated tests.
  • I love testing and this is why! introduces 11 reasons why the author loves testing. If you are not sure why you should start testing or you need a gentle kick in the butt, I recommend that you read this blog post.
  • Sometimes its good to ignore the rules tells the story of a developer (the author) who decided to create a new test suite even though almost all other team members disagreed with her. This is a really inspirational story. It shows what you can achieve if you don't give up the first time when you hear the word: NO.

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