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Blog Archive for johnsmart during July 2010

Maven 3, Selenium 2/WebDriver, easyb, Hudson, and more! The next sessions of the Java Power Tools Bootcamps are coming up soon in Wellington, London, and Canberra. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn some very useful and very cool skills and best practices in the areas of build automation, code quality, automated testing and continuous integration. This is always a popular course,...
Easyb is an excellent BDD testing framework, with a heap of very cool features. In this article, we look at two more recent features: tags and parallel tests. If you're looking for a good Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) or Acceptance-Test Driven Development (ATDD), you owe it to yourself to check out Easyb. Easyb is a great BDD-style testing framework where you express your tests as "stories"...
A new draft chapter of the 'Continuous Integration with Hudson' book is now available online. This new chapter discusses automated testing with hudson, including unit, integration and performance testing. You can download the PDF version on the book web page. As usual, all comments are welcome! 
A little-known but very useful feature slipped into JUnit 4 and recent versions of the Maven Surefire Plugin: support for parallel testing. This feature has been around for a while in TestNG, but has been missing in JUnit. And now, if you are a JUnit user, you too can run your tests in parallel! Running your tests in parallel is a powerful way to speed up your tests. Good automated tests...