Howto: REST Assured

In my current project I work in the QA-team. One of the questions we have to answer was, "How can we test a rest webservice?" With REST Assured, we found an easy way to test the service from various aspects. This tutorial explains how.
Christine Bauers
comment icon 0 16.11.2016

Generate database schema DDL script with JPA or Hibernate

Using an object-relational mapping framework like Hibernate disburdens developers from creating complex DDL scripts to setup an application’s database schema. However, in real life such scripts are still needed – at least for the DBA who forbids applications to alter database objects. This post shows how to easily generate the database schema DDL script without typing an SQL commands.
Andreas Günzel
comment icon 14.10.2016

How to find the best project management tool for your team

There are several project management tools out there. In issue 2-2016 of German Business Technology magazine, our colleague Christine Bauers compared six agile project management tools: Agilo for Scrum, ZenHub, Active Collab, ScrumDo, JIRA and Pivotal Tracker.
Oliver Pitzschel
comment icon 0 26.09.2016

Agreements under Test – Part II

The first part of this post introduced parameterized tests to avoid missing or unnecessary translation resources. I also showed an example of a possibly parameterized test, which was to outline how good test failure design helps to find all errors instead only the first or have static variables.
Alexander Methke
comment icon 0 21.09.2016

Integration of D3 in AngularJS Applications

AngularJS and D3.js are two powerful JavaScript frameworks. This post shows how to combine Angular and D3 to create reusable charts supporting Angular's databinding easily.
Nils Nowak
comment icon 0 22.08.2016

Mocking framework comparison: Mockito

Unit testing is essential to produce good software. As a unit test is intended to cover only a very small piece of code we need to mock out other components. This post provides an introduction into the widely used mocking framework Mockito.
Andreas Günzel
comment icon 0 10.08.2016

Simple Excel export for a Spring based web application

Have you ever had the need to provide a simple Excel export for existing data within your Java web application? Are you already thinking of reporting engines, complex binary formats and complicated merging of data. Then read on and find a simpler solution.
Daniel Weisser
comment icon 0 03.08.2016

Agreements under Test – Part I

Being part of a software development team, bound to an organization leads to a variety of agreements. As a Java developer I often adhere to the mature rules from Effective Java (Joshua Bloch) or from the Design Patterns Book of the Gang of Four (Erich Gamma et al). To bring that idea to future developers I often use Unit tests to express the common sense behind these rules as code. And I don't overdo it but use parameterized tests excessively. So my code does not only contain the technical solution to a functional requirement and the necessary unit tests. In addition I provide unit tests for the non functional requirements. As an introduction I chose internationalization (i18n) requirements to be unit tested.
Alexander Methke
comment icon 0 29.07.2016

Getting started with D3.js

D3.js is an open-source JavaScript library providing methods and tools to ease the integration of current web technologies like CSS or SVG. This post provides a nice introduction into the core concepts and usage of D3.js.
Nils Nowak
comment icon 1 20.06.2016