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Re^3: Test Survey Results

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 04, 2008 at 16:30 UTC ( #702109=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Test Survey Results
in thread Test Survey Results

Obviously one can have a ton of trivial tests that run in very little time. That doesn't demonstrate a lack of bias. The bias was not contemplating the possibility that an extensive test suite could take much more than 20 minutes to run. In my experience, extensive test suites on a company-wide scale usually take quite a bit more than 20 minutes to run, so I don't consider such to be an 'outlier' as characterized by Ovid to dismiss the criticism. But I'd not have set the upper limit on number of tests at 10,000 either. I'm sure we each have over 100,000 tests at my current and previous employer.

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[Corion]: GrandFather: Yeah, in that aspect, hardware is far more a black box than software
[GrandFather]: Oh, and the manufacturer tells lies too! I'm sure they don't mean to, but I know for sure some of the stuff they say is just wrong. It's possible they don't understand what we are asking, but that's not a good look either
[Corion]: GrandFather: Ah, unit testing hardware is fun, especially when the hardware is uncalibrated ...
[GrandFather]: Us: "What scaling do we need to apply to the numbers from the SDK for the wibble?". Them: "Oh, the numbers from the SDK for the wibble are already correct, they don't need scaling"
[GrandFather]: In our code: wibble range 1 scale by 1, range 2 scale by 2, range 3 scale by 4, range 4 scale by 8

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