tag: integration tests

  • From Zero to Tests
    DEC 16, 2019 Written by M. Scott Ford

    I often encounter software projects that have absolutely no automated tests. This is rarely because the development team feels that authoring tests is a waste of their time. It’s most often the case that the team would love to have automated tests. If you feel like your project or team is stuck when it comes to automated testing, then I’d like to provide some guidance and specific techniques for how to get started.

  • Integration Tests Can Be Fun!
    FEB 21, 2017 Written by Kamil Ogórek

    One of the most mundane and frightening tasks for many developers is writing integration tests. It's a time-consuming, fragile, and often difficult and frustrating task to accomplish. What makes it even worse is that it quickly gets out of hand and breaks often, which leads to frustration and dropping the idea completely.

  • Pyramid of Automated Tests
    MAR 28, 2016 Written by M. Scott Ford

    Integration tests? Unit tests? Acceptance tests? How do all these tests work together and what should you focus on first? We like to think of testing as a pyramid. The goal is to build an entire pyramid and keep it growing at scale.