Replacing Manual Verification with Gold Master Tests


the right thing is actually easy.



Bonus Tip:

IntelliJ IDEA has a great visual comparison tool which shows you the highlighted differences between two multiline Strings when you compare using JUnit's assertEquals() method. While the text JUnit runner-based assertEquals() failure message does summarize the differences succinctly, we found the visual diff offered by IntelliJ to be much easier to read for these Gold Master tests.

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I've found this to be true over and over again. In fact I use gold master testing all the time thanks to the approval tests jar. Check it out...<br><br>

November 16, 2009 - 3:25pm

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