[TIP] Web Application Testing Code of Ethics?

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Nov 20 14:40:54 PST 2008

"C. Titus Brown" <ctb at msu.edu> writes:

> -> I still think there is a minimal level of testing, in any language, that
> -> should come with a web app, and that it could be summarized in an elegant
> -> way that wasn't too condescending.  Where is our generations Nancy Reagan,
> -> "just say no" to untested web apps?
> "Test your shit, or I breaka your head".

Not measurable. Things that get measured tend to get done more reliably.

I recommend “Your code isn't done until I have a complete automated
test suite from you that I can run to see all requirements
demonstrated working.”

That's the stick. The carrot comes by someone (you, or another)
whispering sweetly in their ear about how much smoother the
development process is if that automated test suite is written at the
same time as (or even before!) the functionality that it's testing.

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  `\        it from religious conviction.” —Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), |
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Ben Finney

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