Testing is an essential part of the software development process used to ensure code quality, but the reality is that it can be a daunting and arduous task — especially in larger applications. This can make it difficult for some users to know where to begin when they’re ready to test their Mule applications in MUnit.
Unit tests are executed at different stages during the development life cycle. As mentioned in the first blog post of this series, MUnit for Java Programmers: Introduction, unit tests play an essential role in the implementation, maintenance, and evolutionary stages of a project’s life cycle. Tests can be executed during each of these stages and the results are collected and analyzed. Should the application pass the series of tests it will continue on its journey through the project’s lifecycle.
A test double is a term used to describe replacing a dependent component of the functionality that is being tested with a dummy version of the real component — similar to a stunt double, only for unit tests. The test double only needs to emulate the behavior of the original dependent component closely enough that the functionality being tested doesn’t detect it’s not using the real component.
Test fixtures, also known as a test context, sets up the conditions for a test to run. These test conditions will be a known good state that is specific to the code under test. When the test is completed, the state is restored or torn down. Conditions can be set up before a test suite executes and before a test runs. Test suites are extended further by parameterizing executions, enabling the same test to run different inputs.
This is a guest blog from a member of our developer community. Dr. Roger Butenuth is a Senior Java Consultant at codecentric, he has been using Anypoint Platform for five years, with projects ranging from building simple SOAP routing/transformation to introducing the API-led approach to a Fortune 500 company.
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