8 Testing with mock objects
This chapter covers
- Introducing and demonstrating mock objects
- Executing different refactorings with the help of mock objects
- Practicing on an HTTP connection sample application
- Working with and comparing the EasyMock, JMock, and Mockito frameworks
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
Unit testing each method in isolation from other methods or the environment is certainly a nice goal. How do you perform this task? You saw in chapter 7 that the stubbing technique lets you unit test portions of code by isolating them from the environment ...