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  • Test first (Score:4, Insightful)

    by ziggy (25) on 2002.03.14 13:14 (#5916) Journal
    Ayup. Test-first rocks.

    I'm refactoring some hideous code that doesn't have any tests or requirements. It's gotten to the point where after about a day, I've got 500 or so tests for about 3 modules (mostly looping over m x n configurations). There were about half a dozen different errors that the tests found for me. It's interesting to see a cascade failure, because that helps narrow down exactly what broke. The smaller failures are quite precise at finding small misunderstanding between the code and reality.