Ken Sipe: Are you Mocking Me (with Spock)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Watch on YouTube:

5:30-5:45: Announcements

5:45-7:15: Are you Mocking Me (with Spock)

Spock is a Groovy-based testing framework that leverages all the “best practices” of the last several years taking advantage of many of the development experiences of the industry. So combine Junit, BDD, RSpec, Groovy, and Vulcans… and you get Spock!

There are 3 tools I use on every Java project I control… this is one of them and with good reason.

This session assumes some understanding of testing and junit and builds on it. We will introduce and dig deep into Spock as a test specification and mocking tool.

Topics include:

– Unit testing
– Data-driven tests
– Mocking
– Stubbing Partial Mocks Spock Extensions

About Ken Sipe

Ken is a cloud architect & distributed application engineer. Ken has worked with Fortune 500 companies to small startups in the roles of developer, designer, application architect, and enterprise architect. Ken’s current focus is on containers, container orchestration, high-scale microservice design, and continuous delivery systems.

Ken is an international speaker on the subject of software engineering speaking at conferences such as JavaOne, JavaZone, Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS), and The Strange Loop. He is a regular speaker with the No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium Tour Series where he is best known for his architecture and dev tools talks.

You can find him online at @kensipe (

7:15-7:30: Q & A

The live streaming of this meetup is sponsored by Okta (

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