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Test-Driven Java Development by Alex Garcia, Viktor Farcic

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TestNG

JUnit and TestNG are two major Java testing frameworks. You already wrote tests with JUnit in the previous chapter and, hopefully, got a good understanding of how it works. How about TestNG? It was born out of a desire to make JUnit better. Indeed, it contains some functionalities that JUnit doesn't have.

The following subchapters summarize some of the differences between the two of them. We'll try not only to provide an explanation of differences, but also their evaluation in the context of unit testing with TDD.

The @Test annotation

Both JUnit and TestNG use the @Test annotation to specify which method is considered to be a test. Unlike JUnit, which requires every method to be annotated with @Test, TestNG allows us to use this annotation ...

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