Coverage with Jacoco and Sonarqube

In most projects I have worked in, Jacoco was used as tool to determine code coverage. The configuration is fairly easy as it plugs into the JVM that runs the tests using an agent that tracks the invocations. In maven, this JVM is forked by the surefire plugin and the parameters are auto generated. The setup is well documented so in this blog post I want to shed some lights on the internals of Jacoco and Sonarqube and how both calculate their coverage metrics. I did some code digging, and I'd like to share my insights. The following information is a compilation of what I found out.

This article is inspired by this question on StackOverflow, which is basically about how Sonarqube and Jacoco calculate coverage.

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Integration Testing of Microservices, Part 1

Integration Testing is the second-most important phase in Continuous Integration and Delivery. It's the first time, multiple components interact with each other. The current trend towards microservice software-architectures require a new thinking regarding integration testing of distributed systems. In this article I want to reflect on the challenges for testing those architectures. In monolithic applications, components or parts are tightly bundled. Incompatibilities can often be detected already during compilation. Components interact with each other through messages that are transmitted locally, i.

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Multi-Module Integration Test Coverage with Jacoco and Sonar

In this article I describe how to setup jacoco for Maven multi-module projects so that integration test coverage can be calculated for the entire code base and analyzed using Sonarqube.

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Mutation Testing

End of January I attended the OOP2015 conference in Munich. Among the load of interesting sessions was one that left a mark. It was the workshop conducted by Filip van Laenen and Markus Schirp about Mutation Testing (slides here), which I'd like to summarize in this post.

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