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Program: Assertion method Assert.assertArrayEquals() example.


Java Class: org.junit.Assert

Assert class provides a set of assertion methods useful for writing tests.

assertArrayEquals() method checks that two object arrays are equal or not. If they are not, it throws an AssertionError with the given message. Incase if expected input and actual inputs are null, then they are considered to be equal. It checks whether both arrays are having same number of elements or not, and all elements should be same. It compares based on the order. If mismatch in order results in failure.


package com.java2novice.junit.tests;

import org.junit.Test;
import static org.junit.Assert.*;

public class MyAssertArrayEqualsTest {

	@Test
	public void myTestMethod(){
		/**
		 * we are demonstrating the usage of assertArrayEquals()
		 * method here, so we are preparing input data here itself.
		 * In real scenario, we will consider the methods returned 
		 * value which suppose to be test, as a input. 
		 */
		//assume that the below array represents expected result
		String[] expectedOutput = {"apple", "mango", "grape"};
		//assuem that the below array is returned from the method 
		//to be tested.
		String[] methodOutput = {"apple", "mango", "grape"};
		assertArrayEquals(expectedOutput, methodOutput);
	}
}

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Accessing elements are faster with ArrayList, because it is index based. But accessing is difficult with LinkedList. It is slow access. This is to access any element, you need to navigate through the elements one by one. But insertion and deletion is much faster with LinkedList, because if you know the node, just change the pointers before or after nodes. Insertion and deletion is slow with ArrayList, this is because, during these operations ArrayList need to adjust the indexes according to deletion or insetion if you are performing on middle indexes. Means, an ArrayList having 10 elements, if you are inserting at index 5, then you need to shift the indexes above 5 to one more.
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