Southern Ohio Software Symposium
August 4 - 6, 2006 - Cincinnati, OH
Pragmatic Unit Testing with TestNG and EasyMock
You've heard about unit testing but were daunted when it came time to put the pedal to the metal. That's because JUnit is just one tool and there's others you need to learn about, including the wonderful and wierd EasyMock and the easy and powerful TestNG.
Unit testing with JUnit only gets you so far; even when you've refactored your code and hidden all your implementations behinds interfaces you are still stuck with the problem of testing the individual pieces. If you've hit this point and despaired, know that there are tools to help ... including the wierd and wonderful EasyMock. We'll discuss unit testing in general, and how EasyMock is used to to generate mock objects, allowing you test each class in isolation. We'll also leave JUnit behind and investigate using TestNG, a modern and improved test framework. We'll then learn how to tame EasyMock's awkward API with some modest refactoring and naming conventions.
About Howard Lewis Ship
Howard Lewis Ship is the creator and lead developer for the Apache Tapestry project, and is a noted expert on Java framework design and developer productivity. He has over twenty years of full-time software development under his belt, with over ten years of Java. He cut his teeth writing customer support software for Stratus Computer, but eventually traded PL/1 for Objective-C and NeXTSTEP before settling into Java.
Howard is respected in the Java community as an expert on web application development, dependency injection, Java meta-programming, and developer productivity. He is a frequent speaker at JavaOne, NoFluffJustStuff, ApacheCon and other conferences, and the author of "Tapestry in Action" for Manning (covering Tapestry 3.0). Lately, he's been dipping his toes into alternate languages, including Clojure.
Howard is an independent consultant, offering Tapestry training, mentoring and project work as well as training in Clojure. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Suzanne, and his children, Jacob and Olivia.More About Howard »