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From "Ersin Er" <ersin...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Unit Testing] This is a great attitude (Re: [jira] Commented: (DIRSERVER-831) Proposed protocol-dns changes)
Date Mon, 29 Jan 2007 21:24:50 GMT
On 1/29/07, Alex Karasulu <akarasulu@apache.org> wrote:
> Richard Wallace (JIRA) wrote:
> >     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-831?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#action_12468411
]
> >
> > Richard Wallace commented on DIRSERVER-831:
> > -------------------------------------------
> >
> > I can work on doing that.  I also plan on adding more tests cause I hate doing refactorings
without having a safety net.
>
> Wow I could not have said it better myself.  Test cases = safety net for
> refactoring?  You bet but that's not all.
>
> When an open source developer gets considerable code coverage with a
> code base those coming into the code after him/her can easily see how
> the code is working.  They can try to make small bug fixes.  And perhaps
> even try to introduce new features as they get more comfortable with the
> code base.  Tests from the original developers and themselves are a
> great way for them to be somewhat reassured that nothing is broken.
>
> Unit test cases are good for open source. They help bring new committers
> and contributors to the community.

Although we are sometimes lazy about them, I am in love with unit
tests. They are not only safety nets, but also great documentation for
API users.

-- 
Ersin

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