“Bug fixing often uncovers opportunities for refactoring. The very fact that you’re working with code that contains a bug indicates that there is a chance that it could be clearer or better structured.”
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This paper does two things. First, it attempts to demolish a bad model, the quite popular “V model”. In the process, it hopes to banish the phrases “unit testing” and “integration testing” from our vocabularies. Second, it describes a better model. The primary purpose is not to claim to have the right model, but to describe important requirements for test models. Those requirements are summarized at the end of the paper.
This article overviews the importance of, and strategies for, regression testing relational databases. If your organization considers data to be a corporate asset and/or you’re implementing mission-critical functionality within your databases, shouldn’t you have a database testing strategy in place?
This post says that the gap between the dream and the reality of UI test automation is not a matter of flawed execution, it’s endemic.
This article “XP Testing Without XP: Taking Advantage of Agile Testing Practices” describes how to use techniques from extreme programming for teams that have not implemented XP
Cobertura is an open source tool that measures test coverage by instrumenting a code base and watching which lines of code are and are not executed as the test suite runs.
Code coverage tools measure how thoroughly tests exercise programs. They are misused more often than they’re used well. This paper describes common misuses in detail, then argues for a particular cautious approach to the use of coverage.