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Reason #2 Why We Write Unit Tests

Seen on DamnLOL… Ninety-nine little bugs in the code, Ninety-nine little bugs! You take one down, patch it around, A hundred and seventeen bugs in the code! (See also Twelve Benefits of Writing Unit Tests First.)

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Twelve Benefits of Writing Unit Tests First

Why do programmers hate writing unit tests? Why do they hate even more writing unit tests before coding? You don’t have to answer. I’ve already heard the excuses. These are rhetorical questions. I have a theory, however, what the real … Continue reading

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Manual Test-First

Working on a team that’s not yet onto the value of unit testing, I frequently encounter what Michael Feathers calls “legacy code.” It is not unit-tested and can’t be. That doesn’t mean I need to forget test-first.

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