Earlier this year I was asked to evaluate a book concept about Spock framework. Taking into account that I am a big fan of this library I was extremely happy to see that measures were taken to create a book focused on this particular topic. Hopefully the book will boost even further the popularity of Spock. As always high interest of a product is the best motivation for its authors to continue its development. Few months later, I am given a possibility to read the early edition of this book and as well was asked for a review.
What is Spock?
Spock is a unit testing framework that in great extent utilizes Groovy’s syntax making your tests comprehensible and easy on the eyes. Although it is a Groovy technology you can use it to test your Java classes as well. What is the most important is that Spock makes writing tests fun. And I really mean it.
I have to admit that even knowing all the benefits of TDD and tests over all I considered writing them as little pain in the neck. How has that changed when I started using Spock?