Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl-Sensitive Sunglasses

Re^3: How does one avoid tautologies in testing?

by gwadej (Chaplain)
on Jul 16, 2009 at 13:31 UTC ( #780706=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: How does one avoid tautologies in testing?
in thread How does one avoid tautologies in testing?

As I think about what as been said so far on this thread, I am honestly surprised at how many non-technical factors and trade-offs seem to be creeping into the decision process of deciding what and how to test.

Aren't most of the interesting (annoying, frustrating, etc.) problems in programming the non-technical ones?.

Novice programmers can believe that the technical challenges are the only ones we consider. This is why they often apply technical solutions to business problems and are surprised when they don't work.

As we gain more experience, it's necessary to question why we do what we do. This question makes us all think about why we test what we test and what benefits we derive from them.

G. Wade

Comment on Re^3: How does one avoid tautologies in testing?

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://780706]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others pondering the Monastery: (10)
As of 2015-10-13 19:03 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    Does Humor Belong in Programming?

    Results (313 votes), past polls