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Apache Maven 2 Effective Implementation by Maria Odea Ching, Brett Porter

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Chapter 4. Application Testing with Maven

Ok, I admit it I find testing one of the more rewarding parts of application development. There is something to be said for seeing, for certain, that the application works the way you intended it to, and being able to make sure it stays that way. The whole cycle of firing up the application and viewing your changes by hand is fun the first time, and horribly slow and tedious the next ten times, as you fix the issues that you have found.

Even so, writing these tests is not very enjoyable and there is always great temptation in skipping them just this once. One way to keep you honest is knowing that those tests will bring repeated value as they run later. I like to think that if someone manages to break my ...

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