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Re: Re: *How* Do I Get Involved?

by Ea (Hermit)
on Oct 11, 2001 at 20:04 UTC ( #118248=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: *How* Do I Get Involved?
in thread How You (Yes You!) Can Get Involved

I suppose I'm looking for a Dick and Jane guide. I've only tested one value and I should test boundary conditions, but I feel I should also be trying to break it in other ways and look at the results. Looking at it right now, there's no validity checking on the input. I only feed it numbers, but there would be nothing stopping someone from feeding it characters. Well, perhaps that's the Right Thing to do, instead of restricting someone else's use of the code. It comes down to the difference between broken code and "creative" use yielding unexpected results.

Cheers,
Ea :wq

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Re: Re: Re: *How* Do I Get Involved?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Oct 12, 2001 at 04:27 UTC
    There will be a couple of articles on testing published on Perl.com shortly. Skud (from e-smith) is using real-world examples from her job. I don't know the exact status, but she expected to have the first one ready sometime this week.

    If there are still questions after that, let me know, and I'll work up another article. (If you have specific questions about a chunk of code, drop me a message and I'll take a look at it.)

    Update: Here's one article. I promise I'm not Skud; we've been seen in public in the same room.

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[Corion]: ambrus: Yeah - we're in that situation too, except that there is no time to do the reorganizing :-/
[LanX]: ... so my boss started a project with the newest sun servers and invited the traders to come on weekend to test it... and they were so pleased, that they forced him to keep it in production...
[ambrus]: Corion: sure, this is the long-term plan. The short term is that I have to run this ungodly mess to get results from the new input data today.
[Corion]: ambrus: Most of our "automation" is tied to process exit codes and a shell pipeline :-\
[LanX]: ... a week later they realized that one of the databases - which recorded how much the other banks due to this bank - was not correctly plugged
[ambrus]: Corion: I have no problem with exit codes and shell pipeline. My problem is that the current process requires a lot of manual intervention from me, including editing the source codes.
[ambrus]: (Also a lot of manual intervention by two or three other co-workers, who do other parts of the process.)
[ambrus]: Some of the manual part is unavoidable, but not all.
[choroba]: LanX was there a way to recover the numbers from the remaining information?

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