[TIP] testing: why bother?
lac at openend.se
Wed Mar 23 08:33:19 PDT 2011
In a message of Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:05:10 EST, skip at pobox.com writes:
> Laura> I think that the most important reason to write tests is so th
> 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 the
> 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
True. But I don't see certain classes of horrors with TDD. Indeed the
most common sort of structuring problem I find, is simply not enough
structure. But that is a lot easier to fix than the completely
undecomposable messes I was used to seeing all the time ...
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