The concept of comparative (or back-to-back) test originates in testing hardware, when the output of the device under test is compared with the output of pre-tested “ideal” device wherein input is provided with the same data. From the viewpoint of Telecom industry, back-to-back test of OSS/BSS (Operating/Business Support Systems) solutions is usually implemented for testing systems managing large amount of data to get maximal coverage of migration and configuration processes. In this article, Yulia Liber discusses pros and cons of implementing comparative tests in Telecom.
Creating good, effective unit tests in .NET can be harder than it seems. In some cases, the code is designed so that isolating one component from another is easy. However, in most other cases, achieving this isolation is very difficult. First included in Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Fakes helps you cross this gap.
We all love our tests to speak in the language of business and not in the language of implementation details. In this short presentation I will show how we can get closer to this goal by writing custom assertions with AssertJ.
As software development companies grow, it becomes more important to have a formal quality assurance (QA) process. In this article, Veronika Olshevskaya discusses six mistakes that you might do when you set up your QA department and suggests solutions to avoid making them.
Developers are always looking for ways to boost productivity. Effective debugging allows one to more quickly discover inaccuracies between our expectations and how the software actually behaves.