Thorough testing is the basis of good software. Whether we use an agile development methodology such as Extreme Programming, or a more traditional approach, we must test our software at the unit level and application level. The tests must run automatically and cover all aspects of the software.
In this book, the authors draw on more than 20 years of experience to show how automated testing can be applied to a real commercial product.
This book will teach you how to automatically test user interfaces (Swing GUIs), the help system, internationalization, log files, spreadsheets, email, and web services, how to perform tests involving multiple JVMs, and a host of other things. These tests are applied at the module level (unit tests) and at the application level (function tests).
The authors have developed the test processes in the broader context of an Extreme Programming (XP) methodology. However, the testing techniques are certainly not specific to XP, and may be applied within any given development methodology.
This book is a practical guide to automated software testing for extreme Java programming using Swing GUIs, with lots of ready-to-use real-life examples and source code for automated testing of the software components usually regarded as too hard to test automatically.
This book is a practical guide based on the authors' daily experience developing and maintaining a cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence system. Every chapter comes up with real-life examples and the source code that comes with the book is full of useful (and well-tested) tools. The practical examples make this book suitable learning material for Swing developers.
Who this book is for
This book is for Swing developers who design and develop complex software for user interfaces that requires extensive testing. If you want to learn to test your Swing GUI components, this book is for you.