[TIP] Blog post about flaky tests at Google
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Jun 7 18:55:51 PDT 2016
Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com> writes:
> TL;DR: Even Google doesn't know how to reduce or solve flaky tests -_-
In some cases, developers dismiss a failing result as flaky only to
later realize that it was a legitimate failure caused by the code.
It is human nature to ignore alarms when there is a history of false
signals coming from a system.
can't be repeated often enough; it is the primary motivation to fix even
small false messages as an important task.
Even one repeatedly ignored warning makes a project markedly unhealthy.
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