Java Testing Weekly 39 / 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

  • A Quick Guide to @TestPropertySource is a practical blog post that describes how you can provide property values to the system under test by using the @TestPropertySource annotation. Also, keep in mind that you can use this annotation when you are writing tests for Spring or Spring Boot applications.
  • Testing a Spring Message Producer and Consumer against a Contract with Pact is a good blog post that describes how you can create a contract between the message producer and the message consumer by using the Pact framework, and explains how you can write tests which ensure that the both the producer and consumer are working as expected.

The Really Valuable Stuff

  • Looking beyond the Tester-to-Developer Ratio is an interesting blog post which explains that having a "good" tester-to-developer ratio doesn't (necessarily) mean that you can deliver new features faster than an organization which has a "bad" tester-to-developer ratio.
  • Round Earth Test Strategy is a thought-provoking blog post which provides an alternative to the test automation pyramid (round earth test strategy), and explains why this alternative is more useful than the test automation pyramid.

It's Time to Update Your Dependencies

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1 comment… add one
  • Ben Brumm Sep 26, 2018 @ 22:51

    Thanks for sharing these links. I found the "Round Earth Test Strategy" article particularly useful. Many places I've worked talk about the test pyramid but this Round Earth approach seems to be more accurate/useful.

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