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Chapter 4. Software testing principles

A crash is when your competitor’s program dies. When your program dies, it is an “idiosyncrasy.” Frequently, crashes are followed with a message like “ID 02.” “ID” is an abbreviation for idiosyncrasy and the number that follows indicates how many more months of testing the product should have had.

Guy Kawasaki

This chapter covers

  • The need for software tests
  • Types of software tests
  • Types of unit tests

Earlier chapters in this book took a pragmatic approach to designing and deploying unit tests. This chapter steps back and looks at the various types of software tests and the roles they play in the application’s lifecycle.

Why would you need to know all this? Because unit testing isn’t something you ...

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