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How different is Agile tesing from Junit

Balakrishnan Viswanathan

Joined: Mar 03, 2008
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Hi All

To start with, I haven't used much tools for testing in our project. But, heard that JUnit is a good tool. Can you please let us know how different is Agile from this?


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Tina Ma
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Agile is a technique or a methodology or an approach of developing software, and the Junit is like a framework to program test-cases.
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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Agile is a process. JUnit is a tool. That's like asking how Java differs from agile. It doesn't make sense - they are completely different.

Most Agile Java projects do use JUnit though.

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Janet Gregory
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Junit is usually used by programmers for their unit testing, but I have seen the framework extended so that higher level functional testing can use the same framework. This requires a fair bit of work by the team.


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