Breakout Session

Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Testing Spring Boot Applications

Philip Riecks, Founder, PragmaTech Digital Solutions

Getting started with Spring Boot and its auto-configuration mechanism can be a hurdle for new developers. Once you get your first Spring Boot application up and running, writing tests for it is the last thing you care about. However, as soon as you try to integrate your changes, you face a pull request rejection because tests are missing.

Testing is an integral part of software development, and unfortunately, some teams treat this topic neglectfully. That’s bad for the future maintenance and overall health of a project. Fortunately, both Spring Test and Spring Boot offer excellent testing support.

This talk will give you an overview of best practices, pitfalls and recipes for testing Spring Boot applications. Simply put, with this talk, I will share the things I wish I had known when I started testing Spring Boot applications.