[TIP] testing: why bother?

Michael Foord michael at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Mar 23 08:11:31 PDT 2011

On 23/03/2011 15:05, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>      Laura>  I think that the most important reason to write tests is so that
>      Laura>  they can write them _first_, and the code _later_.  This will
>      Laura>  change the way they write code, so that they won't produce these
>      Laura>  large, self-contained, too-tightly coupled messes, which just
>      Laura>  happen to work, and which are a nightmare to refactor because
>      Laura>  they don't decompose nicely.
> OTOH, writing tests first is also no guarantee that your code will be
> well-structured.<wink>

Oh, you obviously haven't heard - TDD is the silver bullet (and Titus is 
just lazy and ignorant):


All the best,


> Skip
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