Methodology

Special Report: State of Testing 2013

PractiTest, in collaboration with Tea-time with Testers, published their First Annual STATE OF TESTING Report for 2013 (yep, it’s a first, but they did promise to publish another one next year). Over 600 testers from ...

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Brief History Of Continuous Integration

Code Development Through the Ages For the last few years, continuous integration (CI) has become so much a part of my everyday life, I rarely think about how much of a jump it was to ...

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Unit Testing Horror Stories – Share Yours!

Unit Testing Horror Stories – Share Yours!

  Yeah, we know unit testing is not always easy. With over 50,000 Typemock users worldwide, we’ve heard it all before: crazy deadlines, pesky bugs and difficult bosses. But we also know that when you ...

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How To Improve Your Tests

This Wednesday we’re running a webinar on the top 5 questions asked in unit testing. And, hopefully, we’ll have some answers We’ve done some groundwork, asking people what they are interested in, and for experienced ...

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How To Organize Your Tests

Code Testing Tools Impact Your Effectiveness How to Be More Effective with Code Testing It starts out pretty simple. You want to start writing tests, so you create a library. Before you know it, you’ve ...

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What Is Test Driven Development

Time to go basic again. Let’s talk about TDD. Test Driven Development has been practiced for a while. One of the practices in Extreme Programming was Test-First (more than a decade ago): Code the unit ...

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How To Name Your First Test

After your loving grandfather, of course. Just kidding. Naming tests correctly is a skill that can determine the effectiveness of your tests. Yes, really. Effective tests do two things: warn you on the first sign ...

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The Most Controversial Feature in Isolator V7

Michael Feathers posted about “Taking Automated Tests Off The Pedestal”. The post generated quite a discussion, which really revolved around the time it takes to run tests in established teams. Michael talks about how the ...

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Unit Testing State of the Union

It’s that time of year when the US president gives the annual State of the Union. Since Mr. Obama did not mention unit testing, (I suspect because of homeland security issues) I thought I’d give ...

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Do Tests Get Too Much Respect?

I’ve recently read Phil Haack’s post about “structuring unit tests”. And then Ayende’s response. I’ve also went over the comments on both posts, and clearly, most were in favor of having some kind of method ...

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