A Groovy Day of Training


Duration: 4 Hrs
Paul King
Principal Software Engineer & Groovy Lead, OCI

In part 1 of this 2-part workshop, you will be introduced to the latest features in Groovy 3.0, including new AST transforms, new macro features, the new Parrot parser, and myriad other miscellaneous features.The overview of available features will include a number of interesting lab exercises that allow you to try some of them yourself.

In part 2, you will learn how to "Make Your Testing Groovy" as Paul guides you in using the Groovy scripting language as the basis for Agile testing.

Paul will cover tools, libraries, and techniques for unit and behavior-driven development (BDD) testing. You'll look briefly at using Groovy with JUnit, Spock, and libraries for testing in special contexts, e.g., using Geb to test web applications and microservices.

Various testing approaches, such as all-combinations, all-pairs, model-based testing, and property-based testing will also be covered. Finally, you'll get tips for writing testing DSLs.

Objectives

  • Explore new features in Groovy 3 and upcoming releases
  • Reinforce Groovy knowledge with hands-on practice, so you're all set to start using the new features right away
  • Discover testing techniques to try when developing your own applications
  • Understand how to write testing DSLs

Intended Audience & Pre-requisites

Although everyone is welcome, this workshop is designed for developers who have some previous exposure to Groovy and want to get up to speed on the latest features or expand their testing repertoire. We do recommend attendees have at least some previous exposure to Groovy. Prior experience with the Gradle tool is also a plus, but not essential.

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