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Chapter 7 - Leaving nothing to luck with unit and acceptance tests

In this chapter we will learn how to test our application with spring test and fluentlenium as well as with geb and spock.

In this chapter, we will make sure our application never regresses thanks to a handful of unit tests.

To test or not to test?

Chapter 5 is by far my favorite chapter of Mastering Spring MVC 4!

In this uplifting piece of literature, you will learn more about testing best practices: TDD, the pyramid of tests, unit tests and end-to-end tests.


We will see the difference behind mocking and stubbing and use mockito and the power of Spring’s IOC to study both options.

With spring-mvc-test we will create unit test for our web controllers as well as our REST controllers.

Acceptance tests

Using fluentlenium, we will create simple yet powerful end-to-end tests leveraging Selenium.

I will tell you what the Page Object pattern is and how to use it with fluentlenium.

You will see how to configure Gradle to create a task for our acceptance tests and generate reports for this task.

Making it groovy

At the end of the chapter I will show you how to make your tests even better and more readable with Spock.

Then we will use Geb, a wonderful library used by the grails community to design acceptance tests on top of WebDriver.

I hope you will find the content of this chapter interesting, let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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