Posts Tagged: EasyMock

Someone mentioned a mocking framework called Mockito some time ago to me. I am familiar with mocking frameworks, as I work with EasyMock quite a lot. I really like EasyMock, but I am curious about Mockito. I thought of trying it out a bit and write down my experiences along with a comparison with EasyMock. This is by all means not a very in-depth comparison, but I did find out some interesting things. In order to test out the mocking frameworks I have set up some code in place to test. The code to be… Read Article →

When I write unit tests, I find using EasyMock extremely helpful. Especially using EasyMock Class Extensions give me the ability to mock objects which do not have an interface, or objects that are so legacy (and untested) that I don’t dare to touch them yet. I say “yet” , because once I have reduced this ‘fear to break things’ factor by writing enough tests to ensure the legacy code works as it should, I *will* touch them. One little piece of advice when writing your test, is that the ‘expect’ method will throw an exception… Read Article →

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