Mastering Test-Driven Development (TDD) using JUnit

Explore JUnit, Testing Apps with Native IDE Support, Use Mock Objects, TDD Best Practices, Refactoring & Much More


Introductory and Beyond

3 Days

Course Overview

Mastering Test Driven Development using JUnit is a five-day, comprehensive hands-on test-driven development / JUnit / TDD training course geared for developers who need to get up and running with essential Test-driven development programming skills using JUnit and various open-source testing frameworks. Throughout the course you'll learn, explore and gain practcal experience working with best practices for writing great programs in Java, using test-driven development techniques. This course quickly introduces you to the core features and benefits of JUnit. You''ll leave this course armed with the skills required to leverage solid TDD practices using the latest industry techniques and best practices.

Course Objectives

This skills-centric course is about 50% hands-on lab and 50% lecture, designed to train attendees in core TDD skills, coupling the most current, effective techniques with the soundest industry practices. Throughout the course, students will work on a project with labs specifically oriented towards using TDD to implement a complex and multi-faceted web application that uses a database in its final form.

Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn to:

  • Understand JUnit.
  • Understand and use the JUnit Test Runner interface.
  • Use JUnit to drive the implementation of Java code.
  • Test applications using native IDE support.
  • Best practices and patterns for test development.
  • Understand JUnit’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the role of debugging when done in conjunction with tests.
  • Understand not only the fundamentals of the TDD using Java, but also its importance, uses, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Understand how JUnit affects your perspective on development and increases your focus on a task.
  • Learn good JUnit coding style.
  • Create well-structured JUnit programs.
  • Compile and execute programs using JUnit, jWebUnit, and DBUnit using the IDE of your choice.
  • How to extend testing with mock objects using EasyMock.
  • Look at refactoring techniques available to make code as reusable/robust as possible.
  • Discuss various testing techniques.

Need different skills or topics?  If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate.  We offer additional TDD, programming, testing tools, test automation and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.

Course Prerequisites

This programming course is for experienced Java developers. Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses that offer similar skills or topics, and next-step Learning Path recommendations.

Follow On Courses:  Our TDD and programming tracks include a wide variety of follow-on courses and learning paths for leveraging Java for next-level development, testing, security and more. Please see our Java Developer Training Suite & Learning Paths or Testing, TDD, Test Automation, Unit Testing & Web Testing Tools (Selenium, Gherkin, Cucumber) Suite of courses, or inquire for recommendations based on your specific role and goals.

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.

Session: Introducing Test-Driven Development

Lesson: Test-Driven Development

  • Test, code, refactor, repeat
  • The ROI of TDD
  • Rationale
  • Advantages
  • Tools

Session: Unit Testing using JUnit

Lesson: Unit Testing Fundamentals

  • Purpose of Unit Testing
  • Good Unit Tests
  • Test Stages
  • Unit Testing Vs Integration Testing
  • Understanding Unit Testing Frameworks

Lesson: Jumpstart: JUnit

  • JUnit Overview
  • How JUnit Works
  • Launching Test
  • Test Suites
  • JUnit Test Fixture
  • Lab: Demo: JUnit
  • Lab: Build JUnit Case Study
  • Lab: Jumpstart JUnit
  • Lab: Reapply JUnit

Lesson: @Test Annotation

  • Test Execution Cycle
  • Checking for Exceptions
  • Using Timeouts
  • Lab: Working with @Test Annotation

Lesson: Hamcrest

  • About Hamcrest
  • The Hamcrest Matcher Framework
  • Hamcrest Matchers
  • Lab: Working with Hamcrest

Lesson: Parameterized Tests

  • Injecting the Parameter
  • Setting the Parameters
  • Test Execution Cycle
  • Observations
  • Lab: Working with Parameterized Tests

Lesson: Theories

  • Writing Theory Enabled Tests
  • Defining DataPoints
  • Defining Theories
  • Observations
  • Lab: Working with Theories

Lesson: JUnit Best Practices

  • "Good" Tests
  • Bad Smell
  • White-Box Unit Testing
  • Black-Box Unit Testing
  • Automation and Coverage

Session: Testing Tools

Lesson: Web Testing: jWebUnit/HttpUnit

  • Web Client-side testing
  • Differences Between jWebUnit and JUnit
  • How to Implement jWebUnit Tests
  • Lab: jWebUnit
  • TDD Course Project Part 1 - Presentation

Lesson: Mocking of Components

  • Why We use Test Dummies
  • Mock Objects
  • Working with Mock Objects
  • Using Mocks with the User Interface
  • Mock Object Strategies

Lesson: Mock Objects and EasyMock

  • EasyMock Description and Features
  • EasyMock Object Lifecycle
  • Create/Expect Phase
  • Replay/Verify Phase
  • Mocking Complex Objects
  • EasyMock HOWTO
  • Lab: Mock Objects and EasyMock
  • Lab: Working with EasyMock

Lesson: PowerMock

  • PowerMock Description and Features
  • PowerMock Object Lifecycle
  • Mocking a Static Method
  • TDD Course Project Part 2 - Infrastructure

Session: Advanced Topics

Lesson: State-based vs. Interaction-based Testing

  • State-based Testing
  • Interaction-based Testing
  • Mock Objects Support Each Approach
  • Three Areas to Check in a Test
  • Lab: Interaction-based Testing

Lesson: Improving Code Quality Through Refactoring

  • Refactoring Overview
  • Refactoring and Testing
  • Refactoring to Design Patterns
  • Naming conventions
  • Lab: Refactoring
  • Lab: Best Practices - Refactoring Tests

Lesson: Database Testing: DBUnit

  • Setting up DBUnit
  • Defining a Dataset File
  • Writing a DBUnit Test Class
  • Lab: Setup the TriveraTunes Database
  • Lab: DBUnit
  • TDD Course Project Part 3 - Persistence
  • TDD Course Project Part 4 – Integration

Session: Appendix

Lesson: Adding Testing to the Build Process

  • JUnit and Ant
  • The Ant JUnit Tag
  • Running JUnit Tests from Ant
  • Generating a JUnitReport

Lesson: Resources

  • Resources on TDD

Course Materials

Student Materials: Each student will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, diagrams and related reference materials and links (as applicable). Our courses also include step by step hands-on lab instructions and and solutions, clearly illustrated for users to complete hands-on work in class, and to revisit to review or refresh skills at any time. Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work.

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