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Blog Post #1 JUnit 5 Testing

In class, we have been learning about testing with Junit 5 and doing assignments related to it. After watching the video for the advanced part of the assignment,  I decided that I wanted to research further into the topic for my first blog post. So, what is Junit? In a short answer, JUnit is a Java open sources unit testing framework that is used to write and run repeatable automated tests. JUnit 5 Is the updated version of the highly popular testing library that is Junit 4 which I’m sure you all have heard of it. Junit 5 was released in 2017 that adds good use for Java 8 features. In fact, JUnit 5 requires Java 8 JDK or higher to work. While researching a few of the key differences between the two versions are Junit 5 is composed of 3 sub-projects JUnit Platform, JUnit Jupiter, and JUnit Vintage. The Assertions and Annotations have been changed, and most importantly Junit 5 adds the support of the lambda expression in which we went over in class. One of the blogs I read recommends d

Apprenticeship Patterns

We are at the point of life that in a few years we all be fully working adults. It is crazy to think that 4 years of college just flew by so fast. This semester the software capstone class will be the most interesting and challenging I believe. When it comes to reading a book, I have no patience at all, but after reading the introduction, something about this book: Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman is making me want to read it appropriately. It is possible to be that I can relate to this book on so many levels and it is relevant to me. After just reading the introduction I feel like it changed the way I think and view my profession. All the patterns in the book are interesting and powerful in a way that we can adapt and combine these patterns in many ways and situations. One of the patterns that stood out to me the most was “Be the worst” from chapter four. The author has explained the concept very well in which it states that “Surround yourself wi