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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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About the Author

Petri Kainulainen is passionate about software development and continuous improvement. He is specialized in software development with the Spring Framework and is the author of Spring Data book.

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