Testing Spring Boot: Beginner to Guru
What you'll learn
- Learn Important Concepts behind Test Driven Development
- Understand different types of testing - Unit, Integration, Functional
- Master the JUnit 5 Testing API
- Easily integrate Mockito with JUnit 5 Tests
- Migrate JUnit 4 tests to JUnit 5
- Test Spring Framework Applications with JUnit 5 and Mockito
- Write Unit Tests with Spring MVC Test
- Learn to use testing features of Spring Boot
- Java Programing
- Spring Framework
- Spring Boot
- Basic SQL Skills
- IntelliJ or Eclipse
In modern software development having proper automated test coverage is considered a best practice. In this course you will learn how to test Java and Spring Boot applications using highly popular open source tools.
You will see in the first section of this course, the software testing ecosystem is very diverse. JUnit and Mockito are two of the leading testing libraries for Java. JUnit provides the test execution context, while Mockito give you power mocking capabilities. Together these libraries can be used to write unit tests, integration tests, and functional tests. You will also learn why having proper test coverage is critical to supporting other popular agile practices such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (aka CI/CD).
Agile teams all over the world consider Test Driven Development (TDD) a critical technique for producing quality software. This course begins by using JUnit 5 to demonstrate how to use TDD to create a simple Java application, then again using TDD to evolve the application to a higher level of quality and functionality.
Next, the course takes you into a deep dive of the features and functionality of JUnit 5. You will learn how to write JUnit 5 unit tests for a Java web application.
The primary focus of this course is on the JUnit 5 release. There are some very notable differences between JUnit 4 and JUnit 5. This course contains a dedicated section showing you how to migrate your JUnit 4 tests to JUnit 5.
As your testing needs become more complex, you will need to mock dependent objects.
Not sure what a mock is? It's effectively a test double. An object created for unit testing.
Mockito is the most popular mocking library used by Java developers.
If you are writing Spring Framework applications, you're likely to be injecting dependent objects into your classes. You will learn how to use the robust mocking capabilities of Mockito to mock dependent objects in your unit tests.
The first 11 sections of the course focus heavily on unit testing with JUnit 5 and Mockito. This is to help you establish a strong unit testing foundation before we start testing Spring Boot applications.
You will have no doubts when it comes to testing Java classes using JUnit 5 and Mockito.
The Spring Framework itself has some very robust testing capabilities.
We start learning to test the Spring Framework by adding the Spring Framework Testing context to our tests.
This allows us to leverage the Spring Framework's Dependency Injection capabilities right in our tests.
Properly testing Spring MVC controllers can always be a little tricky. You need to test all the things you are expecting the Spring Framework to handle for you around calls to your controllers.
This is where Spring MVC Test steps in. You will see how you can use Spring MVC Test with JUnit 5 and Mockito to properly test your Spring MVC Controllers.
The course continues showing you how to use Spring Boot test splices to bring up a minimal Spring Boot configuration for the testing of a Spring MVC RESTful controller.
Another powerful Spring project is Spring MVC REST Docs. This is a project which allows you to generate API documentation from your Spring Mock MVC tests.
Inside this course you will learn:
Test Driven Development (TDD)
Behavior Driven Development (BDD) with Mockito
Migrating to JUnit 5 from JUnit 4
Running JUnit 5 tests from Maven
Running JUnit 5 tests from Gradle
Use CircleCI with Maven for Continuous Integration Testing
Spring MVC Test
Spring MVC REST Docs
Course Extra - IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate
Students enrolling in the course can receive a free 120 day trial license to IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate! Get hands on experience using the Java IDE preferred by Spring Framework professionals!
Course Extra - Access to a Private Slack Community
You're not just enrolling in a course --> You are joining a community learning about testing Spring.
With your enrollment to the course, you can access an exclusive Slack community. Get help from the instructor and other Spring Framework Gurus from around the world - in real time! This community is only available to students enrolled in this course.
This is a very active Slack community with over 1,000 Spring Framework Gurus!
This is the largest online community of people learning Spring in the world.
With your enrollment, you can join this community of awesome gurus!
Source Code Access
All course source code is available in GitHub. When you enroll, refer to the lesson resources for links to GitHub.
Closed Captioning / Subtitles
Closed captioning in English is available for all course videos!
All keynote presentations are available for you to download as PDFs.
When you purchase this course, you will receive lifetime access! You can login anytime from anywhere to access the course content.
No Risk - Money Back Guarantee
You can buy this course with no risk. If you are unhappy with the course, for any reason, you can get a complete refund. The course has a 30 day Money Back Guarantee.
Enroll today and start learning about the latest tools and best practices for testing your Spring Boot applications!
Who this course is for:
- Spring Framework Developers
- Java Developers who wish to create quality software
- Beginner Java developers seeking marketable skills
Hi. I'm John.
I've been in the IT industry for over 25 years. Today, I specialize mainly in Java, the most successful and widely known programming language in use today. I also specialize with the Spring Framework, which the most popular open source application framework for building enterprise class applications on the Java platform. Just some of the organizations I've worked with include Visa, Kohls, Federal Home Loan Bank, and Belk Department Stores.
Through the courses I'm providing, I hope to leverage my years of experience to accelerate your learning of the Spring Framework. I'm not going to lie to you. The Spring Framework is a big framework. The environment for enterprise Java is even bigger. If you're new to Java, you have a lot to learn. I hope through the content on this web site I can accelerate your education of the Java and Spring landscape.
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