System Under Specification

Uncle Bob’s recent posting on Extreme Programming, a Reflection, should remind us all of the importance of testing:

Testing: The notion that programmers, and customers, write automated tests that verify that the production code actually does what they think it should. Nowadays we call this Test Driven Development (TDD) and Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD).

Trisha’s ongoing series of articles centred around Spock is thus appropriate reading material on ways to test code, providing a handy reminder that basic unit testing really doesn’t cut it in today’s world of good software practices.  Spock leverages all the DSL 🙂 power of the Groovy language to make testing a breeze.  As expected, Intellij support is provided.

DSL Power.

~ by mdavey on January 2, 2014.

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