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Manuel Aldana

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>February 6th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Unit-Testing: Situations when NOT to do it

I am a big fan and practioner of automated unit-testing, but throughout the years I took my lessons. Starting with “everything has to be automated tested” throughout years I experienced situations where doing unit-testing is not optimum approach.
The presented sections go along with my favorite test-smells:

Brittle tests: Though functionality hasn’t been changed the test fails. [...]

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Tags: Continous Integration · Software Engineering · Software Maintenance

>June 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

From Java Easymock to Mockito

While browsing through open-source project sonar’s test-code I noticed that they had package imports with Mockito namespace. What I noticed was that the mocking test-code looked similar to easymock but less cluttered and better readable. So I gave Mockito (version was 1.8.3 back then) a try when implementing new test-cases and did not regret it [...]

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Tags: Continous Integration · Software Engineering · Technologies/Tools

>April 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Parameterized test-methods with TestNG

TestNG offers many great features and is definitely more capable as JUnit to build a strong automated Test-Suite. When writing test-cases one important factor is the handling of test-data. With JUnit it is cumbersome to feed different test-data to the same test-code. TestNG solves this much better.
Let’s look at a very simple example. When [...]

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Tags: Continous Integration · Software Engineering