JUnit primer

This section is a quick and admittedly incomplete introduction to JUnit. We’ll provide the basics needed to understand our code examples. First, JUnit test cases extend junit.framework.TestCase. Our concrete test classes adhere to a naming convention: we suffix class names with Test. For example, our QueryParser tests are in QueryParserTest.java.

JUnit automatically executes all methods with the signature public void test-XXX(), where XXX is an arbitrary but meaningful name. JUnit test methods should be concise and clear, keeping good software design in mind (such as not repeating yourself, creating reusable functionality, and so on).


JUnit is built around a set of assert statements, freeing you to code tests clearly ...

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