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Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality control (WAS: Re: deferreddeal


From: Chris Hanson
Subject: Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality control (WAS: Re: deferreddeallocation)
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 16:50:36 -0500

On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 12:11  PM, Pete French wrote:
When implementing a feature, you first write a simple test case for one
aspect of that feature.  Build, the test suite runs including your new

Out of interest, how do you test the testing code ? Havent you just
moved the problem to a different bit of code ?

No. The testing code is typically so simple that it's very clear whether or not it's correct. See the C2 wiki for more details:

  http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?TestDrivenDevelopment

As the wiki describes, the standard book on how to do test-driven development is "Test-Driven Development" by Kent Beck, co-creator of JUnit. It's short and sweet and definitely worth a read.

  -- Chris

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