Looking for developer guidelines for planning for testing

Discussion in 'Java' started by lvirden, Jul 30, 2003.

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    lvirden Guest

    As I read through various books on testing and QA, I see authors mention
    that it is much better to plan for testing during design and development
    than to try to retrofit testing support later.

    And that seems like a very obvious point to make.

    What I've not found is good advice and recommendations to a developer on
    how to do this. Anyone found any good resources, or at least good
    recommendations, on how to productively plan during design and development
    for testing so that one achieves consistent support in the code?
    lvirden, Jul 30, 2003
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    Chris Smith Guest

    For the extreme position, try looking for the term "test driven
    development". Doing this for a while certainly teaches a person to
    write testable code.

    The Easiest Way to Train Anyone... Anywhere.

    Chris Smith - Lead Software Developer/Technical Trainer
    MindIQ Corporation
    Chris Smith, Jul 30, 2003
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    Drew Volpe Guest

    Unit tests built into the code at every stage of development are
    a great way to accomplish this. It's hard to stay disciplined and
    make sure they're automated and run nightly/weekly, but doing
    so is very valuable.


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    Drew Volpe, mylastname at hcs o harvard o edu
    Drew Volpe, Jul 30, 2003
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    Bob Kranson Guest

    Bob Kranson, Jul 30, 2003
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    Phlip Guest

    If developers write tests at the same time as they write code, they will
    trade many hours running a debugger for just a few hours writing tests. They
    make writing the code faster. Research /Test Driven Development/.
    Phlip, Jul 31, 2003
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