re: You are mocking it wrong. VIEW POST

re: Thank you for great read which I mostly agree. But I would argue even further. In this pretty straightforward example, you might discard the notion...

Thanks for the links.

I kind of see the problem with that pyramid. We've been told so many times that integration tests are slow, that we take that for granted.

The Greeter example is made up, but it shows that such test with the production dependency it's at least not slower than the test with mocked dependency. Mocking frameworks do quite some heavy lifting behind the scenes. And the Greeter implementation is dumb and simple. Much simpler than the mocked version.

There is also, a terminology confusion which I encounter very often. When there is a mock involved it's called a unit test, but when there is a runtime dependency injected it's an integration test. I'm trying to question that. I see them both as integration tests. The first one tests the integration with the mocked dependency, another one tests the integration with the actual implementation. When the non-mocked version performs in a similar way (or better), why would we spend time and resources on building and maintaining all the mocks?

Not every dependency makes HTTP calls.
Obviously, when the class depends on a heavy IO operation, you have to isolate it in order to improve the performance of your test suite. At least that's the part we all agree on :)

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