31 Mar '12, 10am

@jasim_ab Hey saw your question on brug irc channel. Did you find anything good? This is an old one

@jasim_ab Hey saw your question on brug irc channel. Did you find anything good? This is an old one

My understanding of integration testing is testing anything that needs to work together without any level of mocking. On server provisioning this can be extremely slow (10 minutes per test or more). This is where the split becomes important. Let's I have some complex logic in an app around something that takes 10 minutes per test. Next, say the 10 minute part is communicated with by an API that just calls 1 method with a few arguments and the part you care about is just what arguments are passed in depending on your logic. This is where I would write a spec that verifies the input into that method using a mock, and then write and "integration test" that runs the slow part in a few of the most different ways (i.e. the pass condition, fail condition, and anything that does something particularly important. What happens with top level black box testing (what I would probably ...

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