another reason % of time writing tests is meaningless

Main menu:

Topics

Recent Posts

Feeds

RSS Feed RSS - Posts

February 2010
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728

Past Posts

Java/Java EE

JDBC

Other

Archive for February, 2010

another reason % of time writing tests is meaningless

February 27th, 2010 by Jeanne Boyarsky

Earlier in the month, I blogged a response to – “What would you say is the average percentage of development time devoted to creating the unit test scripts?”.  As I was telling a friend about it, I realized that I missed an important point! The question also implies that development time is constant.  Or maybe […]

a response to – “What would you say is the average percentage of development time devoted to creating the unit test scripts?”

February 14th, 2010 by Jeanne Boyarsky

How long does it take to compile? We don’t ask that. It would be absurd. The fact that people ask how long unit testing takes mean they see it as an optional cost to be incurred. What I want to know is why they don’t ask for a similar accounting of the cost of NOT […]

Refactoring JUnit 3.8 to 4.0 when hierarchy extends TestCase

February 2nd, 2010 by Jeanne Boyarsky

Problem: I want to start writing tests in JUnit 4.0, but I have a lot of tests in JUnit 3.8.  I can’t just start writing tests in 4.0, because I rely on common setup/assertions in my custom superclass which extends TestCase. (Which means JUnit will only look for 3.8 style tests) Solution: Create one or […]