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How to Misuse Code Coverage

January 4, 2010 0

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.

Choosing and Managing the Ideal Test Team

January 4, 2010 0

The article “Choosing and Managing the Ideal Test Team” presents how to build and manage efficient test team. It also introduces the “tester’s style analysis questionnaire” to discover the 4 types of tester that exist within organizations.

How Do You Refactor Untested Code?

January 2, 2010 0

“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.”

About the Existence of Bugs

January 1, 2010 0

Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence! Edsger W. Dijkstra Source: Notes On Structured Programming, 1970, at the end of section 3, On The Reliability of Mechanisms.

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