Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Unit testing advice

Good stuff from the guys over at the Google Testing Blog.

I had never really given much thought to naming the methods in a unit test class. But if you give it a little though, the method names by themselves can read like a list of low-level functional requirements.

Why write test methods like
  • testClient() or
  • testURI() or
  • testRun()
when you can name the methods
  • testTryToInvokeServiceBehindFirewallDirect() or
  • testCompiledInputCommandIsConvertedAndDispatched() or
  • testWriteDataToFile()?


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Jeff Black said...

Good old Uncle Bob talking about related topic of TDD.