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Writing Clean Tests – Beware of Magic

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It is pretty hard to figure out a good definition for clean code because everyone of us has our own definition for the word clean. However, there is one definition which seems to be universal: Clean code is easy to read. This might come as a surprise to some of you, but I think that this definition applies to test ...

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What If I do This?

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When I started my career as a developer, there were testers on my team. That was a new concept for me, since before that I didn’t need any testing, because I didn’t have any bugs. I learned to work with them, although they were a kind of an annoyance, since, suddenly, They discovered I had bugs. Jumping ahead a few ...

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Do You Have Tutorial Unit Tests?

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I haven’t posted much recently because I’ve been busy with my new job. This brings up an interesting question – you are busy with a new job a lot when you’ve been doing 6- and 12-month contracts. What works and what doesn’t? What is your learning style?   Depending on the source there are between four and seven learning styles. ...

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Writing Clean Tests – Naming Matters

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It is pretty hard to figure out a good definition for clean code because everyone of us has our own definition for the word clean. However, there is one definition which seems to be universal: Clean code is easy to read. This might come as a surprise to some of you, but I think that this definition applies to test ...

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Test coverage using testing tools and methods

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Overview: To define “Test coverage” we have to talk about the topics stated below: The purpose of test coverage. Different types of test coverage standards. Test coverage metrics Unit test coverage Test coverage tools Advantage and disadvantage of test coverage. The purpose of test coverage Test coverage is an estimate utilized in software testing. It gives details about the level ...

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See, always told you: testing is just a waste of time

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Automated testing has become something people don’t speak about any more. It matured to being a standard in software development, everyone is and should be practicing. No more talks at conferences, only a few blog posts and online articles from now and then. That radically changed recently, again becoming a hotly debated topic, at least after some of @dhh’s quite ...

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Test Driven Discipline

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As the ”Is TDD Dead or Alive” continues, it is interesting to see the different kind of discussions. Here’s an example: The new default answer to TDD critics: How Would You Know? — Darren Cauthon (@darrencauthon) May 5, 2014 Not much of a two way conversation there. In contrast to the tweet above, people who were disappointed by TDD, actually ...

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Tests as documentation

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Documentation needs to be comprehensive, always up-to-date and accessible. By comprehensive I mean that it must cover all important areas of the code as well as all functions of the application. While importance of documentation is obvious to most, many struggle without success to have it accurate and up-to-date. Response to “poor” documentation is often assignment of more resources and ...

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Insight view: Perfect Test Automation

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Nothing is perfect in the world, except the football skill of Leo Messi. Yeah, maybe not always but in most cases it’s impossible to create an ideal process. But I’m not scared to talk about my vision of a perfect test automation in the context of software development. My work experience gives me confidence in this question. So I’m starting! ...

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