April 16th 5:00 for 5:15-6:30pm 2008 — Subject: JUnit 4.4

JUnit is the de facto standard for unit testing in Java. JUnit 4.4 introduces many innovative new features that can make unit testing easier and more productive. In this talk, we will examine how to write good unit tests in JUnit 4, and look at a few of these techniques, including parameterized tests, the new Hamcrest asserts and JUnit Theories.

Speaker

John Smart

John Smart is currently an independent consultant working in Wellington who provides consultancy and training services in the Java/J2EE field. His specialities include providing training and mentoring in Java web development, optimising the software development lifecycle and helping clients improve their development process with industry best practices such as Continuous Integration and automated testing and code quality audits. He also helps clients introduce more agile development processes into their projects.

He has worked on many large-scale J2EE projects for government and business involving international and offshore teams. In Wellington, John has also worked for Equinox on a number of projects for various New Zealand government services. John also writes articles for many Java web sites such as JavaWorld, Java.net, ONJava and DevX. He has just finished a book called "Java Power Tools", which he wrote mostly during his time working at, and with help from, Equinox.

Host

Equinox
Level 5
Equinox House
111 The Terrace (or 222 Lambton Quay through Amazon)
Wellington

Please extend an invitation to attend to any interested friends or colleagues. As usual, there is no cost involved!

The Java User Group thanks our host and sponsors!

Date:
Wednesday, 16th.
april, 2008

Time:
5.00pm for 5:15-6:30pm

Venue:
Equinox
Level 5
Equinox House
111 The Terrace (or 222 Lambton Quay through Amazon)
Wellington

Afterword:
In our ongoing tradition, after this talk we intend to repair to a pub for some light R&R. All who would like to discuss points raised during the talk in a more congenial atmosphere are welcome!