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statico (5018)

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Co-author of Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook [oreilly.com]

Journal of statico (5018)

Saturday April 09, 2005
11:53 PM

i confess: i didn't test

[ #24104 ]

What I'm looking forward to: Friday, when my book on testing will be done and in.

What I'm not looking forward to: Tuesday morning, when I have to explain to my software construction professor why I don't have tests for our network client and server.

<earth> T IAN WHY DIDNT YOU TEST

Let's start with why I didn't test first. Don't get me wrong -- I believe in testing first. It works. The problem was that, at the time, we didn't know what we were testing, or really where we were going.

We had a dead-set homework deadline that we had to meet and, as the business school would tell me, you can't optimize in multiple directions at once. We ended up with a somewhat-working server and a somewhat-working client.

By the time we had figured out good frameworks to use for the client and server, as well as how to do the event-based callbacks and networking/class proxy separation, it was time to finish.

<earth> EXCUSES EXCUSES (YAWN)

So why didn't I test afterwards? I have to blame that one on time as well. Our client and server work enough to do non-automated QA with other groups in the class. We solved each others' bugs by having clients and servers that crashed. Newlines? XML?

<earth> SO MR LANGWORTH WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED

Schedule your life better. Don't have five classes and large projects end in a span of three weeks.

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