vJUG24 Session: Testing with Spock, the logical choice by Iván López

Session Abstract:

Remember the old days when you tested using JUnit? How boring it was? You made a lot of excuses to avoid testing your code. Luckily those dark days now belong to the past because Spock is with us.

Spock is a Groovy-based testing and specification framework for Java and Groovy applications that makes writing tests fun again. We can write beautiful and highly expressive tests because of its DSL and all the power that Groovy provides us.

In this talk you’ll learn the basics of Spock and you’ll see how easily you can test a Java application. After the talk you won’t have any excuse to don’t test your applications, so you have been warned before coming to the talk!

Speaker: Iván López

Iván is a Software Engineer and Systems Administrator with 14 years of experience. He discovered Grails 7 years ago and since then he develops almost exclusively using Groovy. He is the creator of some Grails plugins like Postgresql-Extensions and Slug-Generator.

He’s also the coordinator of the Madrid Groovy User Group (@madridgug), the organizer of the Greach Conference (http://greachconf.com) and a frequent speaker at conferences like SpringOne 2GX, Groovy and Grails eXchange, GR8Conf, Greach, Codemotion, GeeCon, JDays, Spring IO or ConFoo.