Unit testing is a method by which individual units of source code are tested to determine if they are fit for use. A unit is the smallest testable part of an application.

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What kind of testing is ApprovalTests.com doing and are there other similar frameworks?

I came across the ApprovalTests.com framework today and am curious how it would be classified. I am familiar with concepts of Unit Tests, functional tests, and user acceptance testing, but this seems ...
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Should I unit test small projects?

I develop small projects, and the testing is usually a functional test when I verify if the service is working as I were the user. Is this ok with small projects of 2-3 people? How do you think unit ...
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Are there common techniques for testing the conformance of an implementation to a general contract?

Say you have defined some abstract interface and you specify a general contract for that interface to which all implementations must adhere. Are there common techniques that can facilitate testing the ...
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Differences between Standard for Software Component Testing (BCS, SIGIST, 2001) and BS 7925-2:1998

What (if any) are the differences between The Standard for Software Component Testing (from the British Computing Society SIGIST and available for free) and BS 7925-2 (which is available to purchase ...
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How do I reasonably unit test calendrical calculations?

I've written some code that performs some action, depending on the day of the year and the year. There are an infinite number of years, hence an infinite number of days? What's a good way to unit ...
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Enforcement of quality as a runtime requirement

I come from a background that strongly emphasizes automated testing baked into the build process. You commit, the code is checked out by the build system, compiled, and tests run against it. If it ...
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Where to focus testing? On integration level or unit level?

Consider a modern web application that serves JSON through a REST API to a rich Javascript-based application with one or more single-page apps within it. Our own application is written using Angular ...
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PHP: code instrumentation library to capture/record new unit test cases?

I have a library that seems to work as intended. I would like to add some instrumentation to the library to capture (some) current input and the result and save that as a test case. Is there a library ...
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NUnit: Global error method/event for handling exceptions

I'm looking for a way to catch exceptions globally in my NUnit project class library. So if one of my unit tests throws an exception, I can catch it in one spot. I don't want to surround each of my ...
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Tools similar to Google Test for C++ unit testing?

Are there any tools similar to GoogleTest for the purpose of functional testing in C++. I plan to do them as part of Unit Testing and would like to know of other options available so that I can make ...
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What are the test cases or test scenarios for palindrome

In the interview, the employer asked me to write test cases or test scenarios to check the Palindrome of the word. I said one with positive test case and another with negative test cases. But employer ...
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Why run unit tests on mobile devices?

I know unit test suites exist for Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, etc. I have some experience in writing unit tests in Java using JUnit, and C++ using CppUnit. Why would one want to write a ...
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Good resource on how to write dot net unit test cases?

I am looking for good resources on how to write good unit test cases in C#/Dot Net. Books, resources on the net or simply good advises. In particular the unit cases should give good code coverage and ...
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How to avoid redundant tests

We are building an application using a completely test-driven approach. As developers, we are very familiar with unit tests but haven't been exposed to integrated / functional / acceptance tests. ...
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Is NUnit a viable choice for a starting long term project these days?

I currently participate on the decision to pick a unit testing framework for a bigger long term project. NUnit, being an ubiquitous unit testing tool, would make it a natural choice for me, but not so ...
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Are there some well known nasty pitfalls to try to avoid at all costs when starting with unit testing on a partly legacy (web) application?

I am participating on the development of the web application which has several years of history behind it and there never was enough value and effort put on refactoring, so considerable part of the ...
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Is this a good simplification of fake object types?

With every unit testing text I get my hands on comes a little different terminology and more or less different definitions of various fake object types. I find that a lot of this differentiation is ...
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How to check that some string contains a substring in the unit test code?

Dear Developers and QA, I would like to ask a very simple question, but it is very important for me. Please, consider the following test: When I enter the search phrase “Hello World” into the ...
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xUnit tests patterns for testing threaded applications

Are there either any xUnit (or otherwise) design patterns or anti-patterns for testing threaded code?
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Pretty / GUI formatting for the nosetests.xml xUnit report?

Is there a simple tool that will generate pie charts or otherwise "pretty", graphical output based on the .xml file that nose outputs with the --with-xunit switch? I tried googling around for one but ...
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Creating a dummy database for automated functionality testing

I have a continuous integration build server (using Team City). When people check code in, I'd like to run a set of tests which run through a set of functional cases such as: Using an administrator ...
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Is my test a perf unit functional smoke test or something else?

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. Each test is different. Some are big and talk to databases, others quick and self contained. We all know we'd prefer the fastest and most robust ...
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Unittesting in Borland C++Builder 2006

Which unit testing framework would you use in Borland C++Builder 2006?
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Do I Need To Create Mock Classes For Every Class?

Let's say I have a system composed of three classes: A,B,C that share certain dependencies. To test A independently, I would need to create mock objects for B and C To test B independently, I would ...
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UI and Business Logic Testing, Am I Doing it Right? Should I Unit Test Anything Else?

Alright, so this is what I have right now. buttonMultiply_Click(object sender, EventArgs e){ Calculator c = new Calculator(); textBoxLog.Text = "Calculation underway..."; int value1 = ...
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Developing Unit Tests While Refactoring Legacy Code?

I have a big code library that I need to refactor in order for it to fit more nicely together (one big problem is there aren't clear enough boundaries between each component). Since there will be ...
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If I didn't use TDD but want to transition to agile, should I go back and create those unit tests?

In an transitioning agile environment, if there was no Test Driven Development (no unit tests created), should you create unit tests to catch up on technical debt? And to what extent? Should they ...
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Tester Versus Test cases written by the tester [closed]

I have always believed that a great tester is one whose test cases help in discovery of a lot of bugs in the product and not one who finds a lot of bugs in a product. In otherwords a team or a ...
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What's the recommended practice for separating unit tests from integration tests for automated testing?

On a project I've been working on, we've been steadily increasing the code coverage through tests. Some of these tests were done as integration tests, and some as unit tests. The integration tests can ...
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Documenting Unit Tests

We follow a BDD approach to development, we have our testers creating scenarios from a specification, and these are then given to our developers before any work is started. However, we find that some ...
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Writing tests to learn the code

My team is bringing on two new people - an intern and a full time. The intern has one semester to go, and the full time is fresh out of uni. After a two week training period, the plan management has ...
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Newbie question: How do I run a JUnit 3 test on Portable Firefox 3.6 in Selenium RC (1.0.3)?

I'm pretty new to selenium, and I'm following the Selenium Simplified book examples. I'm trying to run a simple test that was created in Selenium IDE on Portable Firefox 3.6, and saved as a JUnit 3 ...
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Using Scala to build unit tests for Java?

The idea of using Scala to build unit tests for Java code has been thrown around. People are making the claim that Unit tests would be less effort to write because there's less boilerplate. In ...
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How would you call on-device unit tests ?

In the embedded world some (unit) tests have minimal value when they run as standalone test, like unit tests should. We have many tests that run on the embedded device, as part of the embedded ...