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Mike Southgate
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How does 'Pragmatic' unit testing differ from the unit testing we've all been doing so happily for so long?
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Giselle Dazzi
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I�d like to hear (read) that one too...
 
Gian Franco
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Hi there,
Originally posted by Mike Southgate:
How does 'Pragmatic' unit testing differ from the
unit testing we've all been doing so happily for so long?
ms

I think that the qualifier pragmatic refers
to a consolidated no-nonsense approach to
unit testing to which the authors adhere.
Something like having a bycicle (Junit) to
go from A to B and saying you don't really
need to do a wheely to get there. The bycicle
stays the same though with or without any
acrobatics.
Now you know I can't do a wheely.
Best regards,
Gian Franco
 
Dave Thomas
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Pragmatic unit testing probably doesn't differ much from the unit testing you're already doing, if you're currently testing effectively and efficiently. Our approach is pragmatic in that in concentrates on doing what works and no more. We try hard to avoid dogma and religion in testing: we just recommend a set of techniques and practices.
Cheers

Dave
 
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