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Testing Java in the Fast Lane

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January 13, 2010 11:45 PM

Sandusky, OH

Sandusky, OH

The Java platform ecosystem harbors many languages besides Java. In that vast set of languages there is one that has received the title of “Next Generation Java” but not because it dismisses Java, not at all! it is because it embraces the language and extends it in a friendly and fluent way. That language is Groovy. Testing Java code can be cumbersome, specially when rigid limits as verbose syntax and static typing get in the way. Groovy can help you write less code while retaining the same behavior, it can also test your Java production code without any special bridge between languages. Groovy integrates seamlessly with all Java libraries, testing frameworks and IDEs, which means you won’t be throwing away your Java knowledge, you’ll just make it groovier.

This session will demonstrate Groovy aiding Java tests in key areas as code verbosity, mocking and producing/consuming XML.

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