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What Mr. Spock would possibly say about modern unit testing: pragmatic and emotional overview

Yaroslav Yermilov, Senior Software Engineer @EPAM

In this article we will try to examine current state of the automated testing concept in the Java world. As a reference, we will go through basic and advanced spock-framework features and compare them with what JUnit4/JUnit5/TestNG/Hamcrest/AssertJ/Mockito/whatever can offer instead. We will try to understand Spock philosophy and find out both pragmatic and emotional answer to the questions: should I use spock-framework in the year of 2016? how to convince my manager that “yes, we should”? how to convince my teammates that “no, we shouldn’t”?

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