JUnit 4 introduced a fancy DSL based on the Hamcrest framework for expressing assertions. JUnit ships with the most important matchers and you can always add Hamcrest to your classpath if you need more. Sometimes no existing matcher fits your needs and you have to roll your own. Since it's …read more
- Many integration test cases need access to external resources like files or databases. Dealing with external resources is always messy because you have to set up state and tear it down later. Since JUnit 4.7, there's a mechanism that makes things a bit more convenient.
Previously when you had …read more
I love unit tests and use them whenever possible. But in the end, there's no substitute for a full scale system test. Only after system testing, you can be sure that everything works as intended. When I was looking for a way to test a REST-style JSON web service, I …read more
Unit testing is hip these days and every programming language has its own JUnit clone that mimics the original more or less closely. For C++, there's the excellent CppUnit package that I've been using extensively lately. Unfortunately, C++ is less dynamic than languages like Java, so you can't simply tell …read more