Let’s have a close look into the Red-Green-Refactor cycle and understand the subtleties of each step. When we go down the rabbit hole of Test Driven Design (TDD), we sometimes take too big steps leading us to many failed tests we just can bring back to green without writing a lot of code. We need to take a step back and take the shrinking potion of baby steps again.
It is not always easy to have management responsibilities in software development and software testing when you come from a technical position. This is also true in software testing. In this article, Mark Garzone shares some tips on how to be a better software testing team lead or test manager.
This presentation looks at the chasm-crossing potential of Test-Driven Development (TDD) and some related technologies. The aim is that you will still be able to get a good job in 2024.
Writing unit tests is easy in theory but could be more difficult in practice. Usually experience helps in getting better at unit testing. In this blog post, Patroklos Papapetrou shares some of his experience in writing Java unit tests.
Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is an Agile practice that aim at merging requirements documentation and software testing. What makes this technique different is that it engages Stakeholders from start to finish of a project. This is done by writing Specifications by Example in collaboration with all Stakeholders.
Code coverage is a metric that gives the degree to which the source code of a program is tested by a particular test suite. This metric is provided by open source or commercial code coverage tools and displayed in quality dashboards like SonarQube. There are many discussions about the right level of code coverage. In his book Quality Code, Stephen Vance explains the limit of this metric.
Test-Driven Development (TDD) has been tattered, torn, twisted, stood on its head, and pounded into an pulp of techno-fetishism. TDD was a game-changer, but the focus in the interceding years has shifted from technique to tools and TDD has been devolving into a lost art.