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Mutation Testing to the Rescue of Your Tests: CodeMash

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CodeMash 2020 | Mutation Testing to the Rescue of Your Tests | Nicolas Fränkel

What you'll learn

Unit testing ensures your production code is relevant. What ensures your testing code is relevant? Come discover mutation testing and make sure your never forget another assert again. In the realm of testing, the code coverage metric is often talked about. However, it doesn't mean that the test has been useful or even that an assert has been coded. Mutation testing is a strategy to make sure that the test code is relevant. In this talk, Nicholas Frankel will explain how code coverage is computed and what its inherent flaw is. Afterwards, he will describe how mutation testing works and how it helps pointing out code that is tested but leave out corner cases. This session also includes a demonstration on PIT, a Java production-grade framework that enables mutation testing.

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Mutation Testing to the Rescue of Your Tests

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CodeMash is a unique event that educates developers on current practices, methodologies and technology trends in variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby and PHP. Held every January at the lush Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, attendees will be able to attend a world-class technical conference amid Ohio’s largest indoor waterpark. Nobody will frown if you show up in shorts, sandals, and your loudest t-shirt. You might even win a prize for doing so. It’s not just ... more

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