Unit Testing in JavaScript

Mark Adelsberger HTML5, JavaScript, Testing 2 Comments

JavaScript has come a long way. There was a time it was easily dismissed – maybe suitable for noncritical validations, but not much else. Over the years, the worst of the obstacles to writing large-scale JavaScript programs have fallen away, or at least been mitigated. JavaScript dialects are more consistent among browsers than they once were, and tools like jQuery can …

Test-Driven Development

Josh McKinzie Dev Methodologies, Technology Snapshot, Testing 3 Comments

We all will agree that having good tests to exercise and validate a developer’s code is a good thing. Unfortunately, so often, writing unit tests is the last thing developers have time for, if they get the opportunity to write them at all. An example that developers can find themselves in: a development cycle or iteration is drawing near to …

Spring Batch Unit Testing and Mockito

Jonny Hackett Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Technology Snapshot, Testing 9 Comments

I have a huge fascination with reality TV shows in which something is created.  My favorite of this genre is the Chip Foose-led “Overhaulin” series that aired on TLC for several seasons. The premise of the show is that Chip and his team take someone’s old muscle car and completely restore the car to show-quality status within a week, and …