Using Testcontainers to Generate jOOQ Code

Database first is at the core of jOOQ's design. jOOQ has been made primarily for classic systems the database is always there and always has been and will never leave. This is because we think "data have mass" https://twitter.com/ChrisRSaxon/status/1093122970254536704 This not only translates to moving logic closer to the data (see our previous posts about … Continue reading Using Testcontainers to Generate jOOQ Code

jOOQ Tuesdays: Richard North Makes Database Testing More Reproducible with Testcontainers

Welcome to the jOOQ Tuesdays series. In this series, we’ll publish an article on the third Tuesday every other month where we interview someone we find exciting in our industry from a jOOQ perspective. This includes people who work with SQL, Java, Open Source, and a variety of other related topics. I'm very excited to … Continue reading jOOQ Tuesdays: Richard North Makes Database Testing More Reproducible with Testcontainers

Stop Unit Testing Database Code

Writing tests that use an actual database is hard. Period. Now that this has been established, let's have a look at a blog post by Marco Behler, in which he elaborates on various options when testing database code, with respect to transactionality. Testing database transactions is even harder than just testing database code. Marco lists … Continue reading Stop Unit Testing Database Code

Static, Non-Static. Mockable, Non-Mockable… Instead, Let’s Focus on Real Added Value…

The never ending topic of testability... Dogmatic discussions about stuff being static, non-static. Mockable, non-mockable. Testable, non-testable. Here's an article that was recently syndicated on DZone, about the evilness in making things static: http://java.dzone.com/articles/why-static-bad-and-how-avoid While the article itself is still somewhat focused on simple means of making something mockable through dependency injection, the big lot … Continue reading Static, Non-Static. Mockable, Non-Mockable… Instead, Let’s Focus on Real Added Value…

Easy Mocking of Your Database

Test-driven development is something wonderful! Once you've established it in your organisation, you will start to: Greatly improve your quality (things break less often) Greatly improve your processes (things can be changed more easily) Greatly improve your developer atmosphere (things are more fun to do) The importance of doing the right test-driven development is to … Continue reading Easy Mocking of Your Database