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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Unit testing a template class after refactoring

I am cleaning up my code by way of removing duplicates, and found two classes that were almost identical, out of 55 lines, only a single predicate in an if statement differed between them. Both ...
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Is it feasible and useful to auto-generate some code of unit tests?

Earlier today I have come up with an idea, based upon a particular real use case, which I would want to have checked for feasability and usefulness. This question will feature a fair chunk of Java ...
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How do I unit test a heuristic algorithm?

Say we have our route finding algorithm: def myHeuristicTSP(graph): /*implementation*/ return route Now we want to unit test this: class TestMyHeuristicTSP: def ...
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Starting a big application with unit testing [closed]

I am learning test driven develeopment and read some books about TDD. I learned rules of unit testing. How can I write unit test, how can I select test method names, Act, Assert, Action and like this. ...
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How do you unit test a function that clears properties?

I have a very common function that I have always unit tested in the same way, but I'm wondering if there is a better solution or if it's even possible a code smell is involved. It seems like a very ...
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Unit testing and reality [closed]

I m actually studying Unit testing, reading some articles on the internet and trying to understand how it works exactly, but it's not very clear for me actually. What should I test ? I have seen ...
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Test Driven Development when the specifications change

These days, it's fairly common for me to be tasked to make a change that actually breaks the prior spec. I know that one of the major ideas behind TDD is to have a suite that verifies all your changes ...
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Java Unit testing multiple test cases in one test [duplicate]

Is it good practice to have multiple test cases in one test or should I always create one test for single test case in every situation even if it is redundant? Why?
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Mocking the context of application

We have a context of the application which is a static class named Holder containing several static properties initialized by objects that are used throughout the application. All over the unit tests ...
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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 ...
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Can JUnit be used to test this project?

I currently have an interesting situation occurring with my code, and after hacking away at what turned out to be a dead end for the last two weeks, I'm here asking those smarter than I to educate me ...
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Is there a cleaner way to test extras_require

I have code reviewed a piece of Python code, but to me it looks really ugly, hacky and complex for something that can be achieved very easily. The code looks something similar to the following: ...
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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 ...
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Is unit testing development or testing?

I had a discussion with a testing manager about the role of unit and integration testing. She requested that developers report what they have unit and integration tested and how. My perspective is ...
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Unit test approaches other than test-first and test-last? And what about variants of them? [closed]

I'm wondering if there are other approaches, old or new, to writing unit tests, and how viable they are, other than the traditional and tdd unit testing approaches. I know there is behavior-driven ...
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How to introduce testing in the development cycle

In our company, we are only two IT staffs, and I'm the only developper. I'm developping rich intranet applications using plain php and extjs as javascript framework. Our development cycle is usually ...
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How to unit test a function that is refactored to strategy pattern?

If I have a function in my code that goes like: class Employee{ public string calculateTax(string name, int salary) { switch (name) { case "Chris": ...
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Should you mock key-value stores/aggregators

I've always been taught that your tests should run in isolation, and other than a db for ActiveRecord etc., your tests should not rely on any external software/services. e.g. I always mock my other ...
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Unit testing the variables passed to the view from the controller

Let's say I want to test a controller that gets some value from a service and then pass some of all of those values to the view. Do you test that the view gets the result that the controller took ...
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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 ...
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Unit test storage on Android apps

I've been experimenting recently with Android applications. I've developed the convention (which I've seen used elsewhere) of placing my unit tests in a parallel source folder within an Eclipse ...
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What is the most appropriate testing method in this scenario?

I'm writing some Objective-C apps (for OS X/iOS) and I'm currently implementing a service to be shared across them. The service is intended to be fairly self-contained. For the current functionality ...
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What's the idea behind mocking data access in unit tests [duplicate]

I understand that you're not actually supposed to hit the database or disk when doing unit tests... Why is that? Also, taking something like Moq, what is it actually supposed to mock and where? For ...
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2 questions about TDD

I'm just starting to get to grips with TDD, and I have 2 quick questions; I'm assuming that if I were writing software for a software company, that TDD would work alongside the software design? i.e ...
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When should you start unit testing? (during which development stage?)

I'm currently learning about unit testing, specifically JUnit (with Java). Searching the web I see many threads talking about why you should use it, what type of methods you should use it with but I ...
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How much should I break up my unit tests?

I recently learned about unit tests and TDD and have started going back to add unit tests to my code (and thank god, it's proven that some things I've written are much more broken than I thought). ...
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Unit testing when it's harder to come up with concrete cases than write the logic

I have little experience with unit testing, but at the project we're working on right now we decided to do unit testing. The project is a WPF/Entity Framework application, and the part I'm being ...
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Does the games industry use automated testing for visual parts of games/rendering? How?

Some parts of a game are easy to test in an automated way (logic, maths, input handling); but there's also a lot that's purely visual and not easily testable. I would be surprised if the games ...
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Unit testing method that calls multiple private methods

I've been reading a lot about unit testing recently and there seems to be a debate online about whether private methods should be tested or not. If I have an interface that exposes one method, but ...
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In TDD should I have to write Test first or Interface first?

I am learning TDD using c#, as far as I know test should drive the development, that is first write a failing test after write the bare minimum code to pass the test then do refactoring. But it is ...
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Should I put the name of the method I'm testing in the Unit Test method's name/assert message?

Given that a method's name might change in time, is it a good idea to specify the name of the method whose return value I am asserting as a part of the Unit Test method's name? What about the message ...
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Do you spend your effort to reuse obsolete unit tests or rewrite them entirely? [closed]

I have this javascript project which has a unit test suite(about 200unit tests) that covers about 11.31% of the code that it was testing. The project has evolved greatly but the unit tests where never ...
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Do you really have to do BDD/TDD in a test first manner?

Even though I haven't been in a TDD or BDD project, or I have been in some that say they are doing TDD but are pretty far from it, these are things that I think about and really try to read as much as ...
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when would you wrap a service object with an interface? [duplicate]

I'm new to UT and some of the best practices and anti-patterns when writing testable code, made me think. I used to wrap any service object with interface. but I see many mocking frameworks can ...
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when would you write static method as it avoid a “seam” for testing [duplicate]

when would you write static method. I used to write it in utils classes where all the methods are static and work state-lessly on arguments only. But now I know it blocks from creating a seam in ...
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Should I write a unit test to this?

Given the following pseudocode: List dohList = new List(); Foo foo = A.getFoo(); if ( foo != null ) { Bar bar = foo.getBar(); if ( bar != null ) { FooBar fb = bar.getFooBar(); ...
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Unit Testing: Pass in Modules or Entire Codebase?

In unit testing, the idea is (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) to unit test a module, then integration test these modules together, then integration test the respective "regions" of modules you ...
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Orthogonality of unit tests vs. concision of unit tests

I'm writing unit tests for a steering system for a video game. The system has several behaviours (avoid this area because of reason A, avoid this area because of reason B, each adding a bit of context ...
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Are there any language agnostic unit testing frameworks? [closed]

I have always been skeptical of rewriting working code - porting code is no exception to this. However, with the advent of TDD and automated testing it is much more reasonable to rewrite and refactor ...
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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 ...
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Unit testing in node.js and mocking modules

I'm trying to test this wrapper to request that I made: // lib/http-client.js var app = require('app'), request = require('request'); exports.search = function(searchTerm, next) { var options ...
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Handling repetitive unit testing tasks [duplicate]

This problem arose whilst writing a simple 3D vector class. The class contained methods (Java, so no operator overloading) for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These methods ...
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Unit test private method in c++ using a friend class

I know that this is a debated practice, but let's suppose that this is the best option for me. I am wondering about what is the actual technique to do this. The approach that I see is this: 1) Make a ...
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Writing software without unit testing

Usually, when I write software, I use unit tests for each function to test if it is working without any problems. However, recently I have found myself writing some software that are not really ...
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How would you unit-test or perform the most effective automated testing on graphics code for OpenGL?

I'm writing a game and the accompanying graphics engine on top of OpenGL in C++. Im also a fan of good coding processes and automated testing. Graphics code + testing seems pretty immiscible, since ...
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Populate faked context for unit testing WPF ViewModels using entity framework

We're developing an entity framework based application which has about 20 different entities, with quite a lot of connections of various types (one-many, many-many etc) between them. Each entity also ...
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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" ...
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When is unit testing inappropriate or unnecessary? [duplicate]

It seems to be generally assumed (on Stack Overflow at least) that there should always be unit tests, and they should be kept up to date. But I suspect the programmers making these assertions ...
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Unit Testing large controller actions

I've a web page that has many constituent parts. On some user action, a POST operation is made, which then returns JSON to update the page. The problem is that this JSON payload contains a lot of ...
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How does unit testing work?

I am trying to make my code more robust and I have been reading about unit testing, but I find it very hard to find an actual useful use. For instance, the Wikipedia example: public class TestAdder { ...