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Re: What is the best way to add tests to existing code?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on May 21, 2004 at 15:45 UTC ( #355303=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What is the best way to add tests to existing code?

Your points 1 through 5 are my top five too. I'd add a point 0, though. "Use test-driven development for all new features."

If you don't do that, you'll fall further and further behind. Fortunately, many new features — in mature applications — touch and refine existing code.

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