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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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?

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 [on hold]

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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Service that compile & test your C code on different platforms [closed]

I was wondering if there was some service that would compile & run automated tests on different platforms like multiple versions of Windows, Linux, Mac etc. and give you a report about any ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Should the expected value be hard-coded into the Assert

My own personal preference would be to use a variable, but maybe there are reasons against this? I haven't been able to find any resources that state the pros or cons of using one of these over the ...
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Parameterized tests - When and why do you use them?

Recently at work we've been having some differences of opinion with regard to Parameterized testing. Normally we use a TDD-style (or at least try to) so I understand the benefits of that approac. ...
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When testing is it OK to use a method of the subject to test another method of the subject? [duplicate]

I have two methods in the same helper class one that creates an image (method A) and one that compares two images (method B). I want to check the return of method A against an existing image. To do ...
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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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Cheap implementations in fundamental TDD

This is a question concerning the fundamental approach of TDD, so the example below is as simple as possible which might make it seem a little useless; but of course the question applies to more ...
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How do you write tests for methods that interact with data in system files?

I'm trying to be proactive about writing an iOS app in a test-driven manner. However, I'm stumped as to how to test a method that is to interact with real system files. For those familiar with iOS, ...
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iOS: Writing tests for blocks [migrated]

I am trying to write a test for a function that takes in a success and failure block. Here was my first attempt at a test: - (void)testThatValidSearchProducesSearchResults { __block NSArray ...
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How do you check that code has been covered automatically?

I am in the process of setting up a Bamboo server for some new projects for a push to TDD in a CI/CD workflow. Sure, unit testing is great, but only as log as it is there. Now this might be better ...
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Is it actually worth unit-testing an API client?

This is something that's been troubling me for a while now. Is it actually worth unit-testing an API client? Let's say you're creating a small class to abstract-away the calls to a petshop REST API. ...
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How to add cases to large legacy code base project? [duplicate]

There is a legacy project full of C++ code. As a MFC GUI project, it contains lots of businesses logic out of control and beyond average level programmer to understand. To work on such GUI project, is ...
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Is it OK to have multiple asserts in a single unit test?

In the comment to this great post Roy Osherove pointed to the OAPT project that is designed to run each assert in a single test. This is written on projects home page: Proper unit tests should ...
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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 ...
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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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Beginner's UnitTests for MVP Presenter class

In my application, I have a user settings form with roughly 20 checkboxes and a few other controls. The checked state, enabled state and texts of these controls are bound to about 60 properties of the ...
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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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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)
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Small code, big test

I have this code in a controller of an MVC implementation: public void execute() { try { String path = userSelectsFile(); if ( path == null ) return; //Just returns ...
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How to test a method which is not as much as a unit, because it is more of a 'orchestrator' / 'process' / 'controller' / 'coordination' class [duplicate]

I want to test a method which is not as much as a unit, because it is more of a 'orchestrator' / 'process' / 'controller' / 'coordination' class. This is the case: I have four unit tested classes: ...
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What's the best way to organize our unit tests

We've built up a substantial number of unit tests for our main program over the years. Several thousand. The problem is that we don't have a clear idea of what tests we have because there are so many. ...
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In TDD, if I write a test case that passes without modifying production code, what does that mean?

These are Robert C. Martin's rules for TDD: You are not allowed to write any production code unless it is to make a failing unit test pass. You are not allowed to write any more of a unit test than ...
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Am I Unit Testing or Integration Testing my Stored Procedures?

I have had many occasions recently where I have needed to maintain complex stored procedures and functions. These were broken already, usually in fairly subtle ways - there were very few occasions ...
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How have Guava unit tests been generated automatically?

Guava has unit test cases automatically generated: Guava has staggering numbers of unit tests: as of July 2012, the guava-tests package includes over 286,000 individual test cases. Most of ...
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How much logic can be put into a command? Or differently: What kind of logic is command pattern for?

I have been using the command pattern for quite some time but I'm never really sure how much logic I can actually put in the Execute method. My current implementation of the command pattern looks ...
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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 ...
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Which language has most advanced support for proof based programming? [closed]

By proof based programming, I mean, you can somehow prove the correctness of your program without testing. I heard that Ada has a feature called contract, I also heard that, if you can pass Haskell's ...
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should I test this public method

I have the following simple implementation: var VALIDATION_TYPES = { ERROR: 1, WARNING: 2 }; var validationRules = {}; this.addErrorRule = function (event, rule) { ...
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How to do Test Driven Development

I have just 2+ years of experience in application development. In those two years my approach towards development was as following Analyze requirements Identity Core component/Objects, Required ...
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Testing - Test for Specific Paths?

When (unit) testing, is is bad to expect the code to use certain paths. For example, should I be testing for specifically "/build/static/public/css/", or just that server.cssPath has been set to a ...
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Is there any value in writing a unit test that is a subset of another test?

To give a slightly contrived example, let's say I want to test that a function returns two numbers, and that the first one is smaller than the second one: def test_length(): result = ...
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This way I'm writing this code is testable, but is there something wrong with it I'm missing?

I have an interface called IContext. For the purposes of this it doesn't really matter what's it does except the following: T GetService<T>(); What this method does is look at the current DI ...
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How do you convince management to “invest” in unit tests?

How did you convince your manager to let you unit test? By "use", I mean being allowed to develop, check-in to source control and maintain the unit tests over time, etc. Typical management ...