RE: [hackers-il] Is regression test suite really unimportant? (wa s: . . .)
> Other considratiosn:3. There's no replacement for a testsuite written by the programmer who
> 1. If people find it easy to run a test suite, people with rare system
> configurations would be more willing to help test the
> software in their
> special systems, so there is more confidence that the
> software would
> work in a future new environment.
> 2. A developer, who wants to modify an existing software package
> (especially one with which he is not so familiar), will
> have his job
> easier if he can test quick and early his changes for any possible
> adverse side effects.
wrote the code.
No QA department, no ammount of user testing, can ever replace the tests
written by someone who knows what's going on in the code and tries his best
to break it.
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> From: mulix [mailto:mulix@...]
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> Subject: Re: [hackers-il] Is regression test suite really unimportant?
> (was: . . .)
>I do not recall nothing I"ve read about testing, but following books were
> could anyone recommend a good book on 'software testing'? my summer
> reading list only weighs 30 kgs at the moment :)
"Writing Solid Code" by Steve McGuire has many insights.
"Practice of Programming" by Brian Kernighan and Rob Pike is a very nice
> linux/reboot.h: #define LINUX_REBOOT_MAGIC1 0xfee1dead
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