[TIP] Testing Hierarchy

C. Titus Brown ctb at msu.edu
Tue Jul 21 06:20:04 PDT 2009

-> I agree with most of the really good points in this thread, which I forget
-> if I hijacked or not :), but the elephant in the room is you CAN actually
-> write ok code without testing if some of these factors are in place such as:

[ ... ]

You're always running a risk when you program without automated tests
(in pseudo-technical jargon, you're "acquiring technical debt").  Many
of the items on your list identify places where, in your opinion, that
risk is justified -- which I think is OK.  It's just not a sustainable
path to good software, which almost every item on your list acknowledges
in one way or another...

C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu

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