Nicolas Frankel — Integration Testing from the Trenches

When one uses Test-Driven Development, has more then 90% test coverage and the best Sonar metrics ever seen, and still finds regular bugs in his application, it is time for something more. Unit Testing is like testing a car’s every nuts and bolts while Integration Testing is like leading it on a test drive: one cannot achieve high internal quality without the other.

However, Integration Testing might seem very complex when put in place for the first several times; I have made many mistakes and have lost much time. In this presentation, I will present tools that helped me tremendously in Integration Testing, as well as proven tactics to get the best out of your tests.

  1. Nicolas Fränkel
    Software Architect with +12 years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). He’s generally focused on Java and JavaEE technologies, but also narrowed interests like Software Quality, Build Processes and Rich Internet Applications. Currently working for a eCommerce solution vendor leader. He’s also double as a teacher in universities and higher education schools, and a trainer for experienced pros, and triples as a book author. @nicolas_frankel