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.

--Rich Cook

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 ...

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