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Re: Testing methodology, best practices and a pig in a hut.

by xdg (Monsignor)
on Feb 28, 2008 at 13:41 UTC ( #670903=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Testing methodology, best practices and a pig in a hut.

I appreciate your attempt to clarify your position regarding Test::* -- and I think you make (by proxy) a very good point about the critical role of thinking about a problem rather than falling back on rote process.

However, what I would really like to see are some examples of the practices -- varied though they might be to each situation -- that you have used as an alternative.

The one CPAN module I found (Win32::Fmode) is rather spare on testing -- perhaps a symptom of Test::More frustration rather than an alternative.

I'd be interested in a meditation from you that lays out a few case studies along the lines of:

  • Here is some code I was working on
  • Here is some functionality I needed to test
  • Here is how I decided to test this code

or

  • Here is some code I inherited
  • Here is the awful test code I inherited
  • This is what I did to make the test code easier to work with

I think this would do a lot to educate us not just on your position -- which I think I understand better now and respect the core principles of -- but on your practices, which I'd genuinely like to learn from (without adopting slavishly, of course).

-xdg

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Comment on Re: Testing methodology, best practices and a pig in a hut.
Re^2: Testing methodology, best practices and a pig in a hut.
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 28, 2008 at 14:33 UTC

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