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There are multiple testing methods out there. But in this post I would like to talk about the 2 most commonly used testing methods, which are:
- Integration testing
- Unit testing
1) Integration testing
Integration testing means we test a part of a system and its modules together as a group. We do not isolate the different modules that belong in a certain flow. Instead, we make sure to test all of them and check if we get the desired outcome.
For instance, looking at this common flow:
HTTP request -> Controller -> Service -> Repository -> Data
we would test the system from the front to the back including every layer along the flow.
2) Unit testing
Unit testing means that we test every module of a particular system flow in isolation as a “unit”, hence the name Unit Testing.
Considering the same flow mentioned above in the Integration test section, namely HTTP request -> Controller -> Service -> Repository -> Data
We would write separate tests for each unit:
- the controller
- the service
- the repository.
In the following, I will explain how this is achievable in the Spring Boot framework and what modules have to be used.
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