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Re: Migrate from Perl to any automation tool

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Oct 04, 2011 at 07:50 UTC ( #929462=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Migrate from Perl to any automation tool

If you find Perl code hard to maintain, why do you think you will find code in another language or for another tool easier to maintain?

Rewrites are often more painful than gradual improvements. Your time might be much better invested if you look for repeated code in the perl tests, and factor out the repetition into functions.

Another question to ask is where the maintenance burden actually comes from. Is it too much repetition in the tests? or is the application changing too fast under the test suite? Or something else entirely?

Switching tools is almost certainly a bad idea unless you know what causes the pain with the old tool, and that the new tool has some features that will ease the pain.

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