My daughter spent an hour the other day cutting holes, drawing red bricks, and pasting grass along the bottom of a simple cardboard box. It’s a common story among parents, especially of small children that despite spending a lot of money on a gift, the kid ends up enjoying the box and ignoring the toy.
My default rule with mocking is to try to stick to stubs where possible. I don’t enjoy having to setup and verify interactions with mocks, but sometimes you have some code where that’s exactly what you need to do. I’ve used many frameworks in Java over the years from EasyMock to Mockito, but I was [...]
On a recent project I ran into issues with testing controllers in Grails. Starting test first, I spent some early time figuring out how much support there was out of the box for unit testing Grails domain classes and controllers. I setup Spock as a plugin and plunged in. I was dealing with a legacy [...]
I gave a presentation on Spock a very nice BDD framework in Groovy a few months back to our Groovy Users Group in Sacramento. After using it on a real world Grails project the last few months it has grown on me to become my go to testing framework for Groovy/Grails or Java projects. [...]