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The Agile Way: Integration Testing vs Functional Testing or both? [closed]

General Tech QA/Testing

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( 5 months ago )

I work in an office which has been doing Agile for a while now. We use Scrum for project management and mix in the engineering practices of XP. It works well and we are constantly learning lessons and refining our process.

I would like to tell you about our usual practices for testing and get feedback on how this could be improved:

TDD: First Line of Defense We are quite religious about unit testing and I would say our developers are also experienced enough to write comprehensive tests and always isolate the SUT with mocks.

Integration Tests For our use, integration tests are basically the same as the unit tests just without using the mocks. This tends to catch a few issues which slipped through the unit tests. These tests tend to be difficult to read as they usually involve a lot or work in the before_each and after_eachsections of the spec framework as the system has to often reach a certain state in order for the tests to be meaningful.

Functional Testing We usually do this in a structured, but manual fashion. We have played with Selenium and Windmill, which are cool, but for us at least not quite there yet.

I would like to hear how anyone else is doing things. Do you think that if Integration Tests or Functional Testing are being done well enough the other can be disregarded?

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