Instant Eclipse Application Testing How-to [Instant]

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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Learn how to install Eclipse and Java for any platform
  • Get to grips with how to efficiently navigate in the Eclipse environment using shortcuts
  • Create your own Java sample app and learn how to test and debug it using a rich set of Eclipse debugging tools
  • Learn how to create an automatic set of tests for your app using the JUnit framework
  • Easyto follow steps backed up by the code and detailed explanations

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 62 pages
Release Date : April 2013
ISBN : 1782163247
ISBN 13 : 9781782163244
Author(s) : Anatoly Spektor
Topics and Technologies : All Books, App Testing, Application Development, Instant, Java, Open Source

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Instant Eclipse Application Testing How-to
  • Instant Eclipse Application Testing How-to
    • Setting up the work environment (Simple)
    • Exploring Eclipse Debug Perspective (Simple)
    • Using Debug Perspective – setting breakpoints (Simple)
    • Using a conditional breakpoint (Intermediate)
    • Using an exception breakpoint (Intermediate)
    • Using a method breakpoint (Intermediate)
    • Using Watchpoint (Intermediate)
    • Using Printpoint (Intermediate)
    • Using a hit count breakpoint (Intermediate)
    • JUnit testing (Simple)
    • Coding JUnit tests (Simple)
    • Creating a JUnit Test Suite (Intermediate)

Anatoly Spektor

Anatoly Spektor is a blogger, web developer, and a software engineer with more than 4 years’ experience in software and web development fields. Currently, Anatoly works at Red Hat, migrating Eclipse’s Standard Widget Toolkit to a newer graphic library. His main work is directly related to the topics discussed in this book, as he is testing and debugging Eclipse platform issues on an everyday basis. Prior to working at Red Hat, Anatoly has successfully developed a polling module for the open source web conferencing tool Big Blue Button, which gained great support from the open-source community. Besides his main work, Anatoly is a founder of one of the top100 programming blogs –, where he posts programming tutorials. He spends his free time practising Muay Thai, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.
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- 1 submitted: last submission 07 Feb 2014

Page no: 40| Errata Type: Typo

Given sentence is:

assertNull(object)/assertNoNull(object): When this method is called, the test will pass only if the object is null (assertNull) or not null (assertNotNull)

Should be:

assertNull(object)/assertNotNull(object): When this method is called, the test will pass only if the object is null (assertNull) or not null (assertNotNull)

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What you will learn from this book

  • Set up Eclipse and Java for your platform
  • Explore the components of Eclipse Debug Perspective
  • Discover how to set up breakpoints
  • Learn what Conditional Breakpoint is and when it is used
  • Use Method and Exceptional Breakpoint
  • Set up Printpoint and Watchpoint
  • Familiarize yourself with the JUnit test framework
  • Code the JUnit test case
  • Learn different methods that can be used for testing inside the JUnit test case
  • Combine JUnit tests into a single JUnit Test Suite

In Detail

Detecting bugs and flaws in an application is difficult. Eclipse is a multi-language software development environment comprising of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and an extensible plugin system. Testing the Eclipse Platform during every build using an extensive suite of automated tests helps in disclosing bugs and rectifying them.

"Instant Eclipse Application Testing How-to" is a quick guide to learning how to test all types of Java applications in an Eclipse environment. This book gives you a step-by-step approach towards application testing and debugging along with optimized sample test projects.

"Instant Eclipse Application Testing How-to" is a hands-on guide that gives developers an insight into how to test Java applications using Eclipse IDE. This book will guide you through the process by allowing you to create a Java application and debug it using a wide variety of Eclipse debugging tools. The book is filled with practical examples, so you will start coding and debugging right away. After reading the book you will be proficient enough to debug Java applications of any scope.


Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks .The approach is in a tutorial style that will guide the users in an orderly manner toward application testing.

Who this book is for

This book is for developers of any level, starting from people who have never used Eclipse and ending with advanced developers who want to switch to Eclipse IDE and start debugging their apps using Eclipse. Most of the recipes in this book are very easy to follow, so no prior knowledge of Eclipse IDE is required. It is advised that the reader has basic knowledge of the Java programming language.

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