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Java Testing Weekly 36 / 2017

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.

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The Really Valuable Stuff

  • Six Things That Go Wrong With Discussions About Testing is an interesting post that explains why it is challenging to have a meaningful discussion about testing.
  • Should you write automated UI tests identifies four questions that help you to decide if you should write automated tests which interact with the user interface of your application.
  • Testing and the lip service to it is a very thought-provoking post which argues that developers shouldn’t think that writing automated tests is the right thing to do. Instead, you should concentrate on figuring out what kind of benefits do you get if you write automated tests. This should help you decide what kind tests you need to write (or help you to skip tests without feeling guilty about it).
  • Testing – It’s about confidence argues that purpose of automated tests is to help humans to gain confidence in their code and provides some tips that help you write clean tests (which help you to gain confidence).

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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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