2 thoughts on “Testing testing testing…

  1. Amenel January 6, 2011 / 7:10 pm

    You might want to fill the “alt” attribute in your tag, for the sake of beautiful HTML code and accessibility-friendliness.

    On topic: I really liked the “check tested code AND regression tests”… In the Java world where I bask, so many people take tests for a sort of cure-all that can’t be wrong by itself. The problem is that we can’t write tests that test regression tests. Hello endless nights!

  2. Hadrien January 6, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    I added an alt attribute, though I don’t really see the point : this is visual content, I can’t put a long explanation in the alt tag, so it seems to me that those who can’t see the image because there’s a bug, they’re blind, or they use lynx just won’t see it. It’s bad for them, but I can’t really help it.

    On testing methodology : yes, I too think that it’s a bad idea to believe that testing can do everything. In my opinion, it’s just something used to quickly and easily check that in the most common use cases, the code will work. But 1/it’s simply not feasible to test code in every possible situation and 2/I wouldn’t think about everything when designing the test anyway. So even a perfectly done and working test is no replacement for careful coding and maximal reduction of the codebase size.

    (PS : I’ve finally got rid of those heavily duplicated 4 nested for loops in my code I told you about some times ago, with a little help from my brother and some C black magic ^^)

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