Behavior-driven Development and Lambdaj


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Behavior-driven Development and Lambdaj

  1. 1. BDD + Lambdaj Andreas Enbohm, Capgemini @enbohm
  2. 2. BDD • Behavior-driven development (BDD) is an increasingly popular variation on test-driven development, which helps developers think more in terms of “executable specifications” than in terms of conventional tests
  3. 3. Why use BDD? • Only build feature that add real value • Less wasted effort • Better communication • Higher quality, better tested product • Traceability
  4. 4. BDD • BDD describes TDD done well - removes word ’test’ - replace it with behaviour, examples, scenarios etc. • Good habits; 1. Working outside-in 2. Using examples to clarify requirements (scenarios) 3. Using a common (ubiquitous) language
  5. 5. BDD – Value Driven • A good goal should add value to business - increase revenue - reduce cost - avoid future cost - protect revenue ”Increase revenue by allowing customers to…” ”Prevent current customers switching to competing product by …”
  6. 6. BDD – What Does the Customer Need? • Good teams push back! - users tend to express requirements as implementations - we need to find the business need! We need caching Why? So that the page loads fast So that the customer will buy stuff on our site and doesn’t leave page Why? Ok, so to increase the chance a customer will buy [stuff] it need to be ’fast’. Caching might be one way to achive this, but compressing images might be more effective. Or another way might be loaders, or ..
  7. 7. BDD – Better understanding • Working outside-in - if you need to explain to a computer how to check the requirement, you’ll need to be damn sure understand it yourself • Business black-box testing is often done manually! - BDD enables automated acceptance testing • Mininum effort /code to fulfull requirement
  8. 8. BDD – Common Language • Common Language - communication often the biggest overhead - even bigger if you allow different dialects of terminology - takes time but gains significant advantage
  9. 9. BDD
  10. 10. BDD
  11. 11. BDD - Stories Story: Basic Purchase flow - User purchases a Grundpaket (id 21) Narrative: In order to attract new CDK customers As a leading channel reseller I want to provide an easy way to buy our products through our website Goal come first Stakeholder is secondary The feature must be required to achieve this goal
  12. 12. BDD - Scenarios • The ’perfect’ bridge between the business- facing and technology-facing sides of a team Scenario: User selects a channel package for purchase (id 21.2) Given address search is done with address street Hantverkaregatan streetNo 28 and city Helsingborg on page url http://... When user select totalpaketet by clicking on choose button Then the user starts a purchase flow where the first step is called Grundpaket och box is shown Common language which is reflected all way down in the code
  13. 13. BDD - Java • CDK use Jbehave - lots of documentation - uses Gherkin language
  14. 14. BDD - Implementation
  15. 15. BDD – CDK Implementation • No stories/scenarion from start - Emma wrote a lot of BDD stories - used by CDK as ’lightweight’ acceptance test • Selenium - browser automation • Spring as embedded runner - gives us DI • Page template patterns (see code)
  16. 16. BDD – CDK Implementation • Pros - another way of thinking of test - sentence instead of test (even for our Junit tests) - we could make our major refactoring with confidence • Cons - selenium (engines) - issus/bugs with JBehave (fetching parameters, mapping to POJO) - we should not come up with the goal
  17. 17. BDD • Reports show 75%* less bugs and 30%* faster to production
  18. 18. Lambdaj • An internal DSL to manipulate collections without loops • Large part of business logic is always the same; iteration over collections of business objects to do a set of tasks • Loops (especially nested and mixed with conditions) are hard to read that to be written • for loop is inherently serial
  19. 19. Lambdaj • Business logic should be less technical and closer to business fashion
  20. 20. Lambdaj • Iterate over collections in order to: - select - aggregate - sort - filter - group - extract - and more..
  21. 21. Lambdaj - Sort List<Person> sortedByAgePersons = sort(persons, on(Person.class).getAge()); List<Person> sortedByAgePersons = new ArrayList<Person>(persons); Collections.sort(sortedByAgePersons, new Comparator<Person>() { public int compare(Person p1, Person p2) { return Integer.valueOf(p1.getAge()).compareTo(p2.getAge()); } }); Old Java style Lambdaj
  22. 22. Lambdaj - Select List<Sale> sales = select(sales, having(on(Sale.class).getBuyer(), equalTo(selectMin(persons, on(Person.class).getAge())))); Person youngest = null; for (Person person : persons) if (youngest == null || person.getAge() < youngest.getAge()) youngest = person; List<Sale> buys = new ArrayList<Sale>(); for (Sale sale : sales) if (sale.getBuyer().equals(youngest)) buys.add(sale); Old Java style Lambdaj
  23. 23. Lambdaj - Sum Integer totalSumForStandaloneChannels = sum(standaloneChannels,on(TvChannel.class).getPrice().getMonthlyFee()); Integer totalSumForStandaloneChannels = 0; for (TvChannel channel: standaloneChannels) { totalSumForStandaloneChannels += channel.getPrice.getMonthlyFee() } Old Java style Lambdaj
  24. 24. Lambdaj - Group Group<ChannelPackage> mutuallyExclusiveGroup = group(selectedAddonPackages, by(on(AddonChannelPackage.class).getGroup().getType()), by(on(AddonChannelPackage.class).getGroup().getName())); Don’t bother…. Old Java style Lambdaj
  25. 25. Lambdaj - Index Map<String, Car> carsByBrand = index(cars, on(Car.class).getBrand()); Map<String, Car> carsByBrand = new HashMap<String, Car>(); for (Car car : db.getCars()) carsByBrand.put(car.getBrand(), car); Old Java style Lambdaj
  26. 26. Lambdaj – Bulk Operations List<Person> personInFamily = asList(new Person(“Chuck"), new Person(“Lone Wolf")); forEach(personInFamily).setLastName(“Norris");
  27. 27. Lambdaj - Closures • Lambdaj Closures Closure println = closure(); { of(System.out).println(var(String.class)); } //invoked by "closing" its free variable once: println.apply("one"); //or more times: println.each("one", "two", "three");
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