Integration testing with Cargo, Rest-assured, and Maven failsafe

Integration Tests are as important as unit tests. They validate a feature from a higher level, and involve more components or layers at the same time. Integration tests (IT tests) are given more importance when an environment needs to evolve fast. Design processes often require iterations, and unit tests sometimes seriously impact our ability to refactor, while higher level testing is less impacted comparatively.

Getting ready

This recipe shows how to develop automated IT tests that focus on Spring MVC web services. Such IT Tests are not behavioral tests as they don't assess the user interface at all. To test behaviors, an even higher testing level would be necessary, simulating the ...

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