Grails Unit Testing with Spock - Or, Spock: Soup to Nuts

  • April 2, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Schedule:
06:30PM    Pizza and networking
07:00PM    Intros and announcements
07:05PM    Zan Thrash

High quality code, and well tested code, usually go hand in hand these days. 

Whether doing TDD, BDD, or Test First developer testing is critical. Spock is a full featured testing framework that easily drops in to your Grails workflow to make the testing process easier.

Join us on April 2nd and learn how to:
- Use Spock’s block structure to improve readability,
- Drive your tests with parameterized data
- Use Spock’s builtin Mock, Stub, and Spy utilities
- Use the built in extensions to control the test runner
- Show how you can write your own extensions.


+ Speaker bio - from gr8conf

Zan Thrash is Senior Consultant with Object Partners and has been developing software in the Twin Cities area [of Minneapolis / St Paul] for over a decade. Zan has spent the last 4 years advocating and implementing Grails solutions for multiple clients across various industries, including Health Care, Higher Education, and Social Networking.

Zan is an active member of the Groovy/Grails community speaking at the Groovy Users of Minnesota, Object Technology User Group of Minnesota, and of course the GR8 Conf.

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  • Eric L.

    By the way, I didn't mean to sound so negative. (Danger of posting just before going to bed.) It was a great talk. I just wish Zan would have have been a little more forceful with his own opinions. Let's really generate some debate over whether the spy pattern is ever truly useful! :)

    April 3, 2014

    • Mike S.

      Good point, Eric. I think style-wise I would have liked to see more in the way of 'best practices' and so forth. We're using Spock for the basics but I was able to learn much more from the preso.

      April 3, 2014

  • Sean G.

    I'm bummed I can't make it tonight. Will there be a video?

    April 2, 2014

    • Mike S.

      Sean, I have about 35 minutes of video of the event. Contact me and I'll put those on Dropbox

      April 3, 2014

  • Eric L.

    The content was good, but the presentation was very dry

    April 2, 2014

  • Hamilton H.

    Thanks!

    1 · April 2, 2014

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