Unit testing is a method by which individual units of source code are tested to determine if they are fit for use.

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Is “Unit testing” a form of formal method?

After some research, I understand that: Formal method contribute to the reliability and robustness of a design. (ref : Wikipedia - Formal method) Unit testing ensures us of the absence of errors ...
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Unit testing : verifying calls : is it a good practice for non-logic code? [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a Java project where many of our services simply call adapters, with no particular business logic. In the most extreme cases, the code of the service is simply return ...
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Does TDD formally use black box testing to supplement unit tests?

Unit tests are never perfect at capturing functionality, particularly in certain parts of an application (such as the GUI), so everyone needs some measure black box testing. Does TDD have anything to ...
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How do I actually use Selenium to automate UI testing? [closed]

We have a large inventory system where we work and making changes has the possibility to break things in other areas. This happens a lot, and it is hard to manually test for everything every time ...
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Can I test effectively javascript functions with a PHP unit-testing framework?

If I want to unit-test some of my javascript functions, would it be more efficient (and doable) to use the already installed PHP unit-testing framework, or should I use a javascript unit-testing ...
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Verifying absence of an event in multithreaded unit test

I've got a legacy application that had a fragile unit test (which is really more of an integration test) that used a lot of Thread.Sleep calls to wait for events to happen. While trying to introduce ...
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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 ...
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How to unit test a top level method

I'm trying to unit test a small program I wrote. My problem is that I can't see an easy way to unit test my top level class (Matcher) that exposes a single public method (MatchAll). I do have tests ...
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How do you unit-test code using graphs?

I am writing (recursive) code that is navigating a dependency graph looks for cycles or contradictions in the dependencies. However, I am not sure how to approach unit testing this. The problem is ...
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How to unit test logic in crud app

Apologies if this question has been asked before, I've seen similar questions, but nothing quite the same. I am writing a web application which uses http calls to write and read from a back end ...
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DBUnit alternatives to test DAO layer

We have a lot of DAO tests written with DBUnit and (it's ugly) datasoure. It's not that hard to edit it and add some new entries but it's annoying. Worse is that we have only one datasource for all ...
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Is there a better way to organize my module tests that avoids an explosion of new source files?

I've got a neat (so I thought) way of having each of my modules produce a unit-test executable if compiled with the -DTESTMODULE flag. This flag guards a main() function that can access all static ...
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Unit testing and reusing extracted class

Currently I have 3 service classes, they all have a similar pattern, and I need to make a 4th service class which amalgamates the functionality of the other three. Current three classes public class ...
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Test Driven Development: A good/accepted way to test file system operations?

I am working on a project at the moment that generates a table (among other things) based on the contents of a file-system, and and in turn does some meta-data modifications on the things it finds. ...
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Abstract Web API from validation and configuration management in embedded system

Im working with embedded Linux for a router. There is a web GUI for the user to configure router options. When user fill a web form this is submitted to a web server function that is responsible of ...
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Should one use Dependency Injection even if the class is used only once? [duplicate]

During a code review I have started having a bit of a dilemma as to whether use dependency injection or not. I would like to hear your thoughts, because this is kind of an ongoing theme and would help ...
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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 ...
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Why are my unit tests so expensive? [duplicate]

I am a Java developer, working on a small project. We are three people in the team, we have a budget for 3 months of coding (+ some time for the Analyst, Project Manager and QA team). It is a small ...
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How do you unit test \ use TDD methods for ETL's and reporting projects?

ETL projects are projects created using an ETL (Extract - Transform - Load) tool such as SSIS, PowerCenter,etc These typically involve reading data from an external source, loading it to a staging ...
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End-to-end tests versus unit tests, should tests be decoupled?

At our company we typically make sure that we write an end-to-end test for our websites/web apps. That means we access a URL, fill in a form, submit the form to another URL and check the results of ...
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Is it a bad practice to separate the unit tests for a class? [closed]

My Classes normally have about 5-20 methods maximum, that implies that the class that has the unit tests has about the double of methods (counting dataProviders, setUp, ...) I have thought to ...
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how to test django app using mock and unittest [duplicate]

I have a question on testing django app using unittest and mock python library. I am taking a web design class this semester and we need to work in group to make a website for the class project. My ...
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How to test network connectivity API using TDD?

I'm currently trying to add TDD on my workflow. I fail to create tests where I can easily test a library that requires remote connections. More precise, my program uses snmp4j library. Currently I'm ...
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How to test model binding within an MVC controller when Bind attribute with Include list is used?

Auto-generated action methods in MVC5 make use of the BindAttribute with an Include list that contains the field names in a string literal. Example: // POST: MyTable/Edit/5 // To protect from ...
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Workaround for unit testing Core Data in Swift

I am still pretty new to programming, but my first app was recently approved and is now for sale on the App Store. My app uses Core Data and is written in Swift. After some initial difficulties, I ...
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Unit Testing and dependencies

I'm just learning how to do proper unit testing, and a lot of resources make reference to using explicit dependencies, ie dependencies that are passed into the constructor, to allow for easy ...
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Implementing common logic in base class

Background In the documentation of a project I'm working on I came across the following sentence which immediately triggered an alarm for me: when having several concrete classes that inherits ...
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Test logic with external data [duplicate]

I have a site programmed in PHP where I make more call to external server that return me big xml of data. For each record of the xml I have to make other external call to get other data. So my ...
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Filling the gap between Conception and Unit Test

I am stuck trying to do TDD. I'd rather seek the counsel of others who have gone before rather than waste time with trial and error. QUESTION: What diagrams / exercises / development processes can ...
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How to handle karma/bower in a Symfony Bundle on github?

i am working on a Symfony Bundle that uses angular among other javascript deps. Now i want to unit-test my javascript code and i want to ship those tests as well. My initial idea was to add ...
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MockRepository vs Test Database for Unit Testing

Before starting, this question is not the same as this one. Comming from a PHP background, my experience is in CakePHP, which is a framework that supports Unit Testing by setting up a local test ...
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Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?

I have recently been reading a book entitled Functional Programming in C# and it occurs to me that the immutable and stateless nature of functional programming accomplishes similar outcomes to ...
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Value of unit testing property setters to check events [duplicate]

When coding in WPF with the MVVM pattern, it's common to see a lot of property get/set statements that raise an event, which can then be picked up by the UI layer. public string Address { ...
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how does test-driven development prevent us from type errors?

I heard (from Robert C. Martin) an assertion that since dynamic languages don't have static typechecking, people should write unit tests to prevent us from type errors. I'm not sure if I'm following ...
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How to ensure a new Unit Test is for the correct Test Case? [duplicate]

When writing a unit test for a scenario believed to be already covered, ie, the first run of the test would be green, what is a good guideline to ensure that it is in fact testing the proper test ...
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How to make one test depend on the results of another test?

Let's say there is a utility class that provides some common static methods used everywhere in your code by many other classes. How would you design your unit tests for the consumers of the utility ...
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Skillset for unit-testing [closed]

I have two questions regarding this topic: How long does it take for you to create unit-tests? Take a project for a web-application, and you are working TDD. How long time does it take for you to ...
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Is it bad practice to make methods public solely for the sake of unit testing? [duplicate]

I have a class with a public method. It has other methods that 'assist' with the purpose of the public method. The public method must be tested. However, I also want to unit test the private methods. ...
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Is static universally “evil” for unit testing and if so why does resharper recommend it?

I have found that there are only 3 ways to unit test (mock/stub) dependencies that are static in C#.NET: Moles TypeMock JustMock Given that two of these are not free and one has not hit release ...
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How to use unit tests when using BDD?

I am trying to understand BDD. I've read some articles and as I understood BDD is "the next step" from TDD. I say that because I find both to be very similar, and as I could read in this article, BDD ...
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How to unit test correct implementation of an interface is used?

I have this problem with unit testing for years. Unit testing should test isolated units, that is, if we use interface/implementation vocabulary, it should test concrete implementation classes. Fine, ...
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Why the practice of writing unit tests in a different language isn't that popular?

When Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008, there was a thing they were talking a lot about at the conferences and in their online tutorials: the idea of writing the actual code in one language, and ...
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how to unittest with thorough test coverage [duplicate]

I am trying to get into unit testing with python (though my question is not specific to python). I want to add a test for function I already have - I know I should do it the other way round, but here ...
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Gradual approaches to dependency injection

I'm working on making my classes unit-testable, using dependency injection. But some of these classes have a lot of clients, and I'm not ready to refactor all of them to start passing in the ...
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Should all possible counter-cases be tested? [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to unit test a behavior which, in some very particular cases, returns B instead of A. It may depend on the value of 3 different attributes for example. How should I test this? ...
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How should I unit test mathematical formulae?

I have a number of functions that are pretty close to the mathematical definition of a function. For example, a simplified version of one of these functions may look like: int function foo(int a, int ...
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Is checking that a property doesn't throw an exception a valid unit test?

I'm writing tests for the following class: public class Foo : INotifyPropertyChanged { private int _failCount; private int _totalCount; public double FailRate { get { double ...
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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, ...
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Testing process on life critical systems [duplicate]

I currently work in web development - unit testing, functional testing are all good and really are part of what is considered being a professional developer. However, I also have a fear of flying and ...
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Unit testing Eloquent outside of Laravel

How can I unit test my Eloquent models when I'm using the ORM outside of Laravel? What I'm hoping to do it run tests on each model but somehow mock the database connection/query/builder(?) object. ...