Posts tagged testing
This question is asked many often. However there is no one answer. Reading a lot of reactions â€“ in one of the Linkedin community groups – I noticed that the answer is strongly related to the (test) experience of the responder. A number of the reactions endorse this question and of course other people have another opinion. (more…)
Writing unit-tests should be part of your development process whether you write them before or after the actual coding I leave that up to you. On of the pitfalls of writing unit tests is that the units become to big.
The unit your are testing, a method in most cases probably uses some other beans or services to do its job. In your unit test you don’t want to test those other beans but just your method. Because you use decoupling you can easily override the interfaces of the services in your test case and inject those services in your instance you are testing. This is an example of a mock object.
This is maybe good for one or two mock objects but it gets tricky. Who test the mock objects? You will soon get a lot of logic in the mock objects. To reuse them they need to be extracted from the unit test. You don’t have checks if the mock objects are really called. There are several frameworks that will do this mocking for you. You supply them the interface and they will give you an implementation which can be injected into the bean thats being tested. (more…)
Currently there are few tools that can support testing SOAP interfaces. Both Jmeter and SoapUI are suited for testing soap interfaces. SoapUI is explicitly created for testing SOAP interfaces and Jmeter has a SOAP support since version 2.3.x. I have worked with both tools and I prefer SoapUI. It has an intuitive user interface and is flexible. (Please also have a look at the blog of Jeroen)
You can run SoapUI stand alone but I prefer to integrate these kinds of tools with an automated process. Below you will find instructions for running SoapUI as a part of a maven build. This makes it possible to run your automated SOAP tests in Maven with a build process like Hudson. Combined with automatic deployment it is possible to support an agile software development process that supports frequent delivery of versions and continuous testing.
Maven supports SoapUI with the Maven SoapUI plugin. (more…)