Java Testing Weekly 47 / 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.

Technical Stuff

  • IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3: JUnit support announces the new JUnit 5 support provided by IntelliJ Idea 2017.3.
  • REST API Testing with Karate is a hands-on guide that helps you to get started with Karate framework.
  • The Myth of Advanced TDD is an interesting post that explains why the author doesn't believe in "advanced" TDD. Instead, he claims that most of the time the problems found from our tests (like the problem's caused by mocks) are in fact signals that tell us to change our design.

The Really Valuable Stuff

  • How TDD Is Wrong describes why the "test first" approach doesn't help the author to design and implement good APIs.
  • How to give advise and support about a topic when you barely know anything about it is an excellent blog post that explains how the author was able to help developers to write better unit tests even though she had no previous experience from writing unit tests. By they way, I recommend you read this blog post because the odds that in the future you have to give advice on topic you know nothing about.
  • Something’s Rotten with Test Automation describes why testing and test automation are both crucial activities and gives you a few ideas that help you to design a balanced testing strategy which which leverages both testing and test automation.

It's Time to Update Your Dependencies

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