Short on Time? Switch to Groovy for Unit Testing

Rik Scarborough Testing Leave a Comment

If you are a programming today, you have most likely heard of Unit Testing or of the Test-Driven Development process. I have yet to run into a programmer that has not heard of both, nor one that says Unit Testing isn’t important. In casual discussions, most programmers seem to feel that Unit Tests are very important and that Test-Driven Development …

Checking Sanity in TDD Testing

Rik Scarborough Testing Leave a Comment

Whether you’re in the process of fully adopting Test Driven Development (TDD), providing unit tests after you have written your code, or something in between, the question that you will soon ask is: “What should I be testing?” The simplest answer to me is: any place where you can isolate and test just your code. In my opinion, Test-Driven Development …

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 …

Personal Behavior-Driven Development

John Hoestje Dev Methodologies 3 Comments

This year I was fortunate enough to attend the KCDC conference here in lovely Kansas City. One of the sessions I attended was on Behavior-Driven Development. I have attended several BDD sessions before and have enjoyed each one of them, but there was one stated question that set this one apart from the others. After learning of all the benefits of …