January 30, 2001

When you test my code, be gentle

Author: JT Smith

Linux Journal has a column comparing the software industry's testing methods to others such as the auto industry. "What the automotive industry knows, and the software industry needs to learn, is how to do rigorous unit testing. Unit testing involves
testing each function individually to verify that it works under many different circumstances ...
Only after subjecting the prototype to harsh tests under extreme pressure is it integrated with the rest of the vehicle for further tests."

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