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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
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
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