Integration testing is the phase in software testing in which individual software modules are combined and tested as a group. No mocks or stubs are required; everything is tested as in production.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
4answers
165 views

Cleanup & Arrange practices during integration testing to avoid dirty databases

I'm coding tests in C# and I settled with this structure: try { // ========== // ARRANGE // ========== // Insert into the database all test data I'll need during the test // ...
2
votes
1answer
469 views

Mocking complex data operations in integration tests

We have some problems figuring out how to mock complex data and operations on it. First the problems with generating complex data: In one of our components we have really complex data structures ...
78
votes
9answers
8k views

What's the point of running unit tests on a CI server?

Why would you run unit tests on a CI server? Surely, by the time something gets committed to master, a developer has already run all the unit tests before and fixed any errors that might've occurred ...
14
votes
2answers
830 views

Software Testing Techniques or Categories [closed]

What kinds of software testing do you know? I've heard about Test-Driven Development, Unit tests etc, but can't understand their importance and difference. For example, why are we using regression ...
2
votes
3answers
495 views

Testing front-end app that hits a REST service

A lot of questions about testing here... And I have another one. Forgive me, but I want to make sure I do this right. Let's say I have a front-end application, be it a mobile app, or a single-page ...
31
votes
9answers
2k views

Is it reasonable to not write unit tests because they tend to get commented out later or because integration tests are more valuable?

I was discussing unit/integration testing with a colleague, and he made an interesting case against writing unit tests. I'm a big unit test (JUnit primarily) proponent, but am interested to hear ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

SDK/DB isDeleted vs Integration Testing

((Using "users" as an example to represent one of many record types)) An application with user tracking typically has a User table. Many, if not all, companies mandate that a User record should ...
4
votes
2answers
109 views

Managing manual test protocols [closed]

We have to organize a very long list of manually running tests. Currently we use Word documents, print them out check them off etc. Ugh-ly but works, with problems. Problems with the current solution ...
0
votes
2answers
146 views

Integration Tests - How much is too much? [duplicate]

First of I'm not sure if I chose the right name for my question, I'm not sure if they are functional tests or integration ( or other ). I'm talking about tests which test (or it should) the app from ...
0
votes
2answers
60 views

Do you have to use an in-memory db for integration testing? [closed]

I'm currently setting up integration testing for my company. I haven't done it before. We are developing a Java web application which uses MySQL as datasource. I know it is very common to use an ...
31
votes
5answers
6k views

Is there a point to unit tests that stub and mock everything public?

When doing unit tests the "proper" way, i.e. stubbing every public call and return preset values or mocks, I feel like I'm not actually testing anything. I'm literally looking at my code and creating ...
67
votes
9answers
6k views

Are (database) integration tests bad?

Some people maintain that integration tests are all kinds of bad and wrong - everything must be unit-tested, which means you have to mock dependencies; an option which, for various reasons, I'm not ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Do the terms “unit test” and “integration test” sometimes overlap or conflict? [duplicate]

By my understanding, a "unit test" is a test that makes assertions about the "smallest testable unit" - and an "integration test" is a test that depends on integration with an external system, e.g. ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Good approach/Strategy to keep integration test database in-sync with production db?

I'm building a web application in Spring. I'm using an in-memory (embedded) database for my integration test - HSQL My production database is MySQL. When i setup my integration tests a while back i ...
5
votes
2answers
409 views

Integration testing and database connection string in app.config

I am working on a project where SqlConnection is created via a static method, lets say it's DatabaseAccess.GetSqlConnection(). This method reads the .config file to get the connection string and ...
1
vote
2answers
74 views

Writing Selenium Tests - Modifying Markup Under Test [closed]

We'd like to know what you view as best practices and what has worked for your projects My organization is in the beginning phases of creating a Selenium test suite, and have had some early ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

How to test a REST service without being excessive

So I have a REST backend (in node.js or Java doesn't matter but the example is in js). I try to have a service for each endpoint so that the /users endpoint has two files: usersRouter.js which ...
22
votes
8answers
3k views

How to deal with tremendous number of failing tests? [closed]

I'm working in the development of an old project written in Java. We have more than 10 million LOC and, even worse, more than 4000 functional tests. The tests, scheduled by Hudson, are failing like ...
11
votes
4answers
2k views

How to do external API testing (blackbox)

Assume you are using APIs from a vendor, how to make sure their API is working as expected? My main concern is sometimes the vendor pushed the changes to their code and break the API, we want to have ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Combining Fitnesse, .NET and RESTful APIs

I know there is Fitsharp for combining Fitnesse and .NET. And there is RestFixture to combine Fitnesse and REST. Is there a way to test a RESTful service with Fitnesse under .NET? If not, is there ...
4
votes
2answers
190 views

Are Integration Tests Meant to be Redundant?

Here is some fake code under test: public void saveItem() { try { databaseInterface.saveItemToDatabase(item); } catch (Exception e) { // deal with it return; } ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Jasmine BDD vs Integration Tests

Let's say I need to write a test for the front end, in the following BDD style: A user visits buysomething.com, saves something to their wishlist, and a saved item count is updated. The result ...
4
votes
1answer
68 views

Strategy to define domain data used in Integration Tests

In my job we work in a data driven web application and performance is a important business feature. So, queries in the model tier are frequently large and contain much of the business logic. As a ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

Unit testing implementation vs behaviour

Is it possible to write a unit test (as opposed to an integration test) in the following scenario: I have a list of Foo objects, some of which already exist in the database, some don't I want to ...
5
votes
5answers
3k views

Why do I need unit tests for testing repository methods?

I need to play devils advocate on this question a bit because I cannot defend it well because of lack of experience. Here is the deal, I get conceptually the differences between unit testing and ...
3
votes
1answer
79 views

Using parameters in automatic integration tests

I am trying to automate integration testing in our team, and I am wondering if making tests with parameters is good or bad design. My problem is that the integration tests should run some perl ...
9
votes
5answers
17k views

How can I unit test a class which requires a web service call?

I'm trying to test a class which calls some Hadoop web services. The code is pretty much of the form: method() { ...use Jersey client to create WebResource... ...make request... ...do ...
1
vote
2answers
63 views

Global / Application settings and testing

We have a global dictionary of application settings (read from a DB on start-up and refreshed when required) and a static class with a bunch of methods to get these settings. This is historic, but I ...
2
votes
2answers
235 views

How to add rigor to my testing?

I work on a small/medium sized Java application. Over time, I've tried to ensure that the tests which I write are "good" tests, and that there's plenty of them. Hence I've been looking into various, ...
3
votes
2answers
112 views

Integration tests of SQL logic

In my daily work, I use a lot of SQL logic (oracle stored procedures and SQL functions). To limit the code regression on the implemented code I make what I call "integration scripts" : C# scripts that ...
19
votes
5answers
2k views

Do I need unit test if I already have integration test?

If I already have integration test for my program, and they all passed, then I have a good feel that it will work. Then what are the reasons to write/add unit tests? Since I already have to write ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

What does stubbing mean in programming?

I often hear the term stub, stub out somethings, stubs, ...etc. What does stubbing mean in programming, where the word come from? and in what contexts it can be used?(just examples)
-1
votes
2answers
3k views

Scheduling a Jenkins job to only run integration test [closed]

My current company has a Jenkins/DotCi setup. Our current process for CI is when dev pushes to github, jenkins runs unit tests on all branches and reports back to us via email if the unit tests ...
3
votes
1answer
394 views

How use same Behavior Drive Development (BDD) stories across platforms?

I'm writing an app that has a client for iOS, Android, and the web. The server is hosted on Google App Engine (Java). REST is used for the communication between clients and server. In order to ensure ...
5
votes
2answers
371 views

Separate code coverage reports for unit and integration tests, or one report for both?

Should there be a separate code coverage report for unit and integration tests, or one code coverage report for both? The thinking behind this is that code coverage allows us to make sure that our ...
15
votes
3answers
1k views

How to test when arranging the data is too cumbersome?

I am writing a parser and as a part of that, I have an Expander class that "expands" single complex statement into multiple simple statements. For example, it would expand this: x = 2 + 3 * a ...
8
votes
5answers
2k views

Sharing development test cases (unit and development integration) with the QA (test) team?

The testing team (the so-called QA team in some organizations) insists that the development team should share their (the development team's) test cases with them. Their arguments are that the ...
0
votes
2answers
124 views

Introduction to testing [closed]

I am very new to the concept of testing and I had not yet have any experience with this. At my company, no one does write tests as of now, neither is any test framework set up or anything. Also, we ...
0
votes
3answers
147 views

Website testable design [duplicate]

I have developed two web services. The main service is a RESTful service (using DB), and another UI service that uses the RESTful service. Say I want to test the UI for now (integration tests), every ...
3
votes
4answers
475 views

Convincing my boss that touching the Database is integration testing [closed]

I am currently working on introducing continuous integration and switching to git, and as part of that, we must also better structure our tests. We have agreed on splitting the tests in "integration" ...
1
vote
1answer
402 views

writing functional/integration tests for python

I am new to python and functional/integration tests as a whole. I know how to write unit tests, but in this case i do not need isolation for specific functions, rather i need my python script to be ...
0
votes
3answers
162 views

Is it anti-pattern to mix unit test and web test? [duplicate]

It is a language agnostic question, e.g. I have a unit test like # Unit test User user = User.create('john'); assertEquals("User name is john", "john", user.getName()); # Web test start from here ...
3
votes
7answers
893 views

Why don't I see many unit test projects that bring up and tear down a DB? (ASP.NET MVC)

I see all the examples that demonstrate unit testing code and mocking the calls to the DB since you are not suppose to touch the DB. But it seems to me having a set up tasks that uses the actually ...
4
votes
1answer
263 views

Testing gap between unit and integration: Integration in the Small, Component, Unit Integration Tests

Over the past few weeks I've been mulling and researching how to fill a gap in our testing methodology. In simplified terms unit tests are too small and traditional integration tests are too big. A ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Doing Integration Testing, what would be a good way to provide test values from external sources?

I am building an Integration Testing Solution using Selenium in VS2012, which will be run on a CI server in the near future. I need to provide some way to vary the values being used for testing. The ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

How do you detect lying Stubs/Mocks?

Consider this piece of code from the PHPUnit manual(I'm using PHP only as an example): class StubTest extends PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase { public function testStub() { // Create a ...
5
votes
2answers
690 views

What is a good integration test strategy?

I'm getting started on a project wherein I want to have pretty thorough test coverage, and I have the luxury of driving the test strategy. I've settled on a workable plan for unit testing, and I've ...
3
votes
0answers
135 views

How do you prevent confused tests? [duplicate]

Testing code for correctness is important. Whether you do strict TDD or not, tests are really the only way a project can scale in size beyond a point where every team member can reasonably keep all ...
1
vote
4answers
479 views

What's the point of Continuous Integration services like Travis CI?

As far as I can tell, services like Travis CI and CircleCI take your project and run its test suite whenever you push a new change to your repository. Assuming that it's also possible to either ...
11
votes
2answers
430 views

Should I refactor my unit tests when I extract a class out of the System Under Test?

I wrote this class that does a few things (perhaps this is a violation of the Single Responsibility Principle). I realize now that some other part of the project needs a piece of that logic and the ...