Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail, and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD, and DevOps. Currently working for Hazelcast. Also, double as a trainer and triples as a book author.
Integration Testing from the Trenches — Rebooted
Years after Kent Beck provided JUnit, unit testing is part of most developer teams’ tooling. However, there’s a trend that tends to threaten unit testing, claiming only integration testing can truly detect defects in software.
In this talk, we will first define what unit testing and integration testing are, and their respective pros, cons, and uses. Then, we will have a look at the unique challenges posed by integration testing. Finally, tools and techniques will be presented to somewhat remedy that so that integration testing becomes a true asset in each software developer bag of tricks.