Four Common Mistakes That Make Automated Testing More Difficult

Billy Korando Development Technologies, Effective Automated Testing With Spring Series, Java, Spring, Testing 2 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 3 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.This article is part of my blog series on automated testing promoting my new Pluralsight course Effective Automated Testing with Spring. Automated testing is an essential step in the development process (as …

Without Automated Testing You Are Building Legacy

Billy Korando Agile, Effective Automated Testing With Spring Series, Testing 1 Comment

I have worked with several different organizations in my career on initiatives to rewrite legacy applications. A common theme for each project was that the organization struggled to deliver both maintainable and “agile” applications.

As developers, we’re curious by nature. I needed to understand exactly why this happens. In my contemplation of this common challenge, I discovered Automated Testing and became fascinated by it. I have since worked to include it as a central step as I write and maintain applications.

In this article particularly, I lay out how automated testing, or rather the lack there of, lies at the heart of many of the struggles we face as developers…

Blood, Sweat, and Writing Automated Integration Tests for Failure Scenarios

Billy Korando DevOps, Java, Opinion, Programming, Spring, Tutorial 2 Comments

I introduce the process I went through to diagnose the bug and determine the correct integration test solution to fix it the right way. In doing so, I had to create a test that accurately reproduced the scenario my service was experiencing in PROD. I had to create a fix that took my test from failing to passing. And finally, I worked to increase confidence in the correctness of code for all future releases, which is only possible through automated testing.

Don’t Fear The Rewrite

Keith Shakib Programming, Tutorial 1 Comment

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Over the past dozen years, I’ve been involved in half a dozen engagements where my role was to lead an effort to rewrite a particular application. The applications were each very different, …