Introducing Unit Testing With BlueJ

Patterson, Andrew and Kölling, Michael and Rosenberg, John (2003) Introducing Unit Testing With BlueJ. In: Proceedings of the 8th conference on Information Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2003). (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The teaching of testing has never been easy. The introduction of object orientation into first year courses has made it even more difficult, since more and smaller units need to be tested more often. In professional contexts this is addressed by the use of testing support software. Unfortunately, no adequate software to support testing for introductory students is widely available, leaving teachers and students of first year courses struggling. In this paper we describe an attempt to address this problem by combining two existing systems that partly address our needs. We describe an integration of JUnit into BlueJ, which creates a testing tool that exhibits the flexibility and ease-of-use of the BlueJ system combined with the structured unit test approach provided by JUnit.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: unit testing, IDE, BlueJ, JUnit
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 08:24
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