[erlang-questions] I Hate Unit Testing...
Wed Jan 28 15:12:29 CET 2009
Thanks very much for your thoughts.
Richard Carlsson wrote:
Honesty is always at the heart of the most useful feedback!
> simplest possible use of eunit for the terminally lazy...
I've used JUnit and NUnit and indeed EUnit too. The real issue is "how
much" I use them... or don't. All these frameworks are super-powerful
and well featured BUT they all require coding (including Quviq's solution).
That *is the barrier* to me (and apparently most coders) bothering with
unit tests when stuck in the heat of things.
I really am that lazy (or maybe just that stupid) that I don't want to
change gear into writing (and debugging) a test module. Even when I do
actually pull my finger out, I generally delay doing it by which time I
have forgotten half of what the module was really intended to do (i.e.
the detail of the spec), and so I have to remember all that and it
becomes a big chore.
OTOH, I *may* be bothered to add to a text file:
hex(4) = "4"
But from experience, I know that I'll just not bother to write:
"4" = hex(4),
On another note, someone mentioned Cucumber... well hmmph. That's all
very nice for your corporate stakeholders, but it's waaaaayyy too
verbose for any developer I know to be bothered with.
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