Testing Glossary

List of the most important software testing terms and their meaning:

  • jUnit (http://junit.org/) is the most popular Java test framework. It allows automatic tests execution and results summary.
  • Mock is a class instance where all behavior (code) has been removed. Mocking is the main solution to “break” dependencies of a class so we can test its code in isolation (unit test).
  • Mockito (http://mockito.org/) is a mocking library which can be used to dynamically create mocks and partial mocks (spies) out of the dependencies of our class to be tested.
  • Partial Mock or spy is a mock where the original code is still present but under the control of the mocking library.
  • PowerMock (https://code.google.com/p/powermock/) is a mocking library which extends Mockito library to private, static, final methods and classes.
  • Stubbing a method means override its real return value with another one. This is a convenient solution to create different testing configurations (test fixtures).
  • TestNG (http://testng.org/) is another popular Java test framework.
  • Test impediment is a dependency in the code under test which is an obstacle to the fast and repeatable test execution. Typical examples include web service calls, access to the file-system or to a database.

 Not found here. Have a look at the Standard Glossary of Terms used in Software Testing document prepared by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board and available here


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