- What needs testing in a Java software projectâ€”the extreme testing approach
- Managing test classes and test data
- Useful tools for robotically testing Java applications
- Managing and testing user interface components, and using UI wrappers in function testing
- Setting up Swing GUI components in a thread-safe manner
- Creating and testing a JavaHelp system for an application
- Testing highly multi-threaded system and communication with external systems
- Testing the logs produced by a software application
- Embedding GUI components in server-side classes
- Managing databases in a way that facilitates testing
- Specifying and writing tests at the system level, tests using multiple JVMs
- Basics of load testing
- Exploring GrandTestAuto, a tool for test automation, coverage checking, and distributed testing
- Dealing with intermittent test failures
Thorough testing is the basis of good software. Whether we use an agile development methodology such as Extreme Programming, or a more traditional approach, we must test our software at the unit level and application level. The tests must run automatically and cover all aspects of the software.
In this book, the authors draw on more than 20 years of experience to show how automated testing can be applied to a real commercial product.
This book will teach you how to automatically test user interfaces (Swing GUIs), the help system, internationalization, log files, spreadsheets, email, and web services, how to perform tests involving multiple JVMs, and a host of other things. These tests are applied at the module level (unit tests) and at the application level (function tests).
The authors have developed the test processes in the broader context of an Extreme Programming (XP) methodology. However, the testing techniques are certainly not specific to XP, and may be applied within any given development methodology.