Traditional automated testing approches combine input generation, execution, output capture, and validation inside the bodies of single functions. Generative testing approaches gain expressive power by isolating these steps.
With generative testing:
There are a number of benefits to this approach:
This talk introduces test data generation and generative testing, using for its examples the data.generators and test.generative libraries developed by the author.
Stuart has spoken at a variety of industry events, including StrangeLoop, Clojure/conj, EuroClojure, ClojureWest, SpeakerConf, QCon, GOTO, OSCON, RailsConf, RubyConf, JavaOne, and NFJS.
Stuart has written a number of books and technical articles. Of these, he is most proud of Programming Clojure.
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