xUnit Capacities

Nowadays software testing is an inevitable part of software development process as the systems become more and more complex and difficult. Various system features and functions require rather complicated code which may contain some serious errors.

To simplify unit testing of complex products, different libraries were created. They help to arrange both the process of programming testing. Many specialists, who perform web testing, mobile application checking, desktop testing, consider that such libraries increased the importance and necessity of testing activity.

Modern libraries for module testing are used not only by software engineers but also by programmers during the testing-based development. The basis for all such libraries was SUnit (the first library). Now all they are known under the common name – xUnit.

SUnit is a very convenient tool but it is suitable only for systems written in Smalltalk. This tool was developed by Kent Beck in 1998. Kent is considered to be the founder of extreme programming (XP).

JUnit refers to widely used libraries for testing. It was created by Kent Beck and Erich Gamma. The library is designed for module testing of the applications written in Java. It is considered to be one of the best xUnit tools. It was ported to other programming languages such as JavaScript, PHP, Perl, C#, C++, Python, Free Pascal, COS, Delphi, Flex, and others.

What Are the Capabilities of xUnit tools?

  • They help to prepare for regression testing.
  • Tools make the process of auto tests creation fast and effective.
  • They reduce any risks after various code modifications.

Source: QATestLab