Property-based testing: You won’t look at your tests the same way ever again

Lightweight Java User Group München August 2017

29. August 2017 | -

Property-based testing changes the way you look at your test suites. Instead of specifying test cases one after another, this advanced testing technique enables you to use logic to automatically generate a stream of inputs. Despite its potential, property-based testing still remains under the radar within the Java community. Let’s try to uncover its strengths together.

The talk will discuss how property-based testing compares to traditional testing methods and demonstrate its principles with simple examples. We will also see how it fits into a TDD workflow and a CD pipeline. In order to bust the myth of the inapplicability of property-based testing in a real-world setting we’ll bring up some use cases from industry. Finally, we’ll wander into the world of concurrency and the automation of race condition detection.

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Jan is a senior consultant at innoQ in Germany. He has worked on a number of software systems built with functional programming languages such as Clojure and Erlang. He enjoys sharing his experience and regularly speaks at software conferences. He is always happy to answer your questions related to functional programming and property-based testing.

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