Integration Testing from the Trenches

Years after Kent Beck provided JUnit, unit testing is part of most developer teams tooling. However, there is a trend that tends to threaten unit testing, claiming only integration testing can truly detects defects in software. This presentation first defines what unit testing and integration testing are, and their respective pros, cons and uses. Then, it explores the unique challenges posed by integration testing. Finally, tools and techniques are presented so that integration testing can become a true asset in each software developer bag of tricks.

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Further reading: Managing Your Way through the Integration and Test Black Hole