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Test Attribute #9 – Deterministic

I keep hammering on trust and how it’s crucial that we trust our tests. If a test is deterministic, it raises the level of our trust.  If it isn’t, we may question its result, ...
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Test Attribute #8 – Truthiness

I want to thank Steven Colbert for coining a word I can use in my title. Without him, all this would still be possible, had I not given up looking for a better word after a few minutes. Tests ...
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Test Attribute #7 – Footprint

When we talk footprint, we’re really talking about isolation. Isolation is key to trust. Wait, What? The “checking” part of testing, is really about trust. We check, because we ...
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Test Attribute #6 – Maintenance

I always hated the word “maintainability” in the context of tests. Tests, like any other code are maintainable. Unless there comes a time, where we decide we can’t take it anymore, ...
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Test Attribute #5 – Differentiation

This the 5th post about Test Attributes that started off with celebrity-level “ How to test your tests” post. Differentiation is not an attribute of a single test. Differentiation ...
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Test Attribute #4 – Accuracy

This is the 4th post on test attributes that were described in the now even more famous “How to test your tests” post. If you want training and/or coaching on testing, contact me. Accuracy ...
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Test Attribute #3 – Speed

This is the 3rd post on test attributes that were described in the now more famous “How to test your tests” post. There’s a story I like to tell about my first TDD experience. ...
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Test Attribute #2: Readability

This is the 2nd post on test attributes that were described in the now famous “How to test your tests” post. We often forget the most of the value we get from tests come after ...
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Test Attributes #1: Validity

In my last post, I created a list of test attributes. If one of them isn’t ok, you need to do some fixin’. This is the first of a series of posts that is going to discuss the different ...
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How To Test Your Tests

When we write tests, we focus on the scenario we want to test, and then write that test. Pretty simple, right? That’s how our minds work. We can’t focus on many things at the same ...
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