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Answer: What are some good testing references?

by pernod (Chaplain)
on Oct 06, 2004 at 10:02 UTC ( #396926=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > testing > What are some good testing references? - Answer contributed by pernod

In addition to trammell's suggestions above, for specification-based testing, tmoertel's Test::LectroTest is an excellent tool.

Test::LectroTest allows you to autmatically generate data-sets that tests larger areas of the problem space with ease. Read the module author's tutorial on the subject for a nice primer.

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[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
[Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
[ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
[ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
[ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
[ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
[ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
[ambrus]: Something you can have at home and your corner print shop, without a whole printing press's worth of equipment.

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