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What is the difference between “Test First” software development and “Test Driven Development (TDD)”? In this blog post, Daniel Lindner provides his opinion about this topic and discusses his issues with Test Driven Development and how he thought he could train to apply it properly.
How do you perform software testing in a continuous deployment environment where you have more than 10 releases a day? How can you be confident that the code running in production is still reliable? In this blog post, Andy Hume explains the software quality process the Guardian uses for continuous deployment mode.
Test-Driven Development (TDD) is one of the main technical practice of agile software development. In his blog post, Bradley Braithwaite shared the top five Test-Driven Development mistakes based on his own experience as a consultant. These mistakes lead organizations to abandon TDD because they think that there is no return on the time invested in Test-Driven Development or the code base become more difficult to maintain.
Easy Coverage is an open source framework that can dynamically generate Java unit tests to perform basic verifications. Easy Coverage is extensible and highly configurable. It can work as a standalone product or it can be used with JUnit. In his blog post, Romain Delamare explains how to dynamically generate Java unit tests with Easy Coverage.
It is rather rare to have access to the software testing techniques used by a large project to maintain the quality of its code base. In this blog post, Jan Wloka, a member of the team behind IBM’s Rational Team Concert, presents the different techniques and tools used to control software evolution and to improve the quality of their code base.
Marcus Martina explains in this blog post how to integrate FitNesse tests into the Jenkins continuous integration system. FitNesse is an open source testing framework that aims to implement integration testing in a collaborative way. It is easy to integrate FitNesse tests automatically with Maven and Jenkins. The post provides the code necessary to do this integration. It also identifies the different Maven plugins that are necessary to achieve this goal and recommends to trigger the execution of the integration tests in an individual build step.
In this blog post, Dror Helper presents a short “getting started” procedure to do Behavior Drive Development (BDD) with SubSpec. SubSpec allows developers to write declarative tests operating in C# at all layers of abstraction consisting of highly composable, small primitive concepts. SubSpec is based on the xUnit testing framework and can easily be integrated into existing testing environments. The blog post shows how to write its first behavior test and how to run all the assertions in one test.
In this blog post, Martin Sikora shares his experience of performing Python unit tests on the Google App Engine (GAE). You can test such application locally in terminal, locally on GAE test server or on a real GAE production server hosted on Google infrastructure. To achieve this objective, he used nose, a tool that extends Python’s unittest to make testing easier, with NoseGAE, a nose plugin that makes it easier to write functional and unit tests for Google App Engine applications. The blog post provides the code to run the …