Spock is a Groovy-based open source testing and specification framework for Java and Groovy applications that makes writing tests fun again. We can write beautiful and highly expressive tests for Java applications because of its domain-specific language (DSL) and all the power that Groovy provides us.
mabl, a provider for machine learning based test automation, announced that it has raised $20M in Series B funding. The round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from existing investors CRV and Amplify Partners. mabl will use the proceeds to accelerate innovation aimed at making it easier to implement and maintain automated testing at Enterprise scale. As part of the investment, mabl will also significantly expand its go-to-market and customer success organizations.
There are a lot of examples on the web on how to introduce good agile testing and architectural patterns when you are starting a new software development project. In reality, even on newer projects, you are more often working in a less than ideal state.
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining wide acceptance in the software development world, the question is open on how you should apply software testing practices to this type of software. Based on a true story, Anna Royzman explains that you need to carefully design your test strategy… and not only for AI software.
This presentation shows what it is like working with Behavior Driven Development (BDD) frameworks like JBehave, Cucumber or Concordian. It proposes an effective alternative solution for BDD which is ‘Spock’ – a convenient, lightweight framework, based on the Groovy language.