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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: Looking for something to do?
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2003 21:27:59 GMT

On Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at 10:00  pm, Cabrera, Alan wrote:

> Many of you are interested in helping out and are looking for a little 
> direction.  I am desperate to get some help in making some unit tests.
> Let me extol the virtues of writing unit tests and assure you that you 
> will not be painting a white picket fence.  Unit tests are, obviously, 
> a critical part of any project; I initially judge the quality of a 
> project by the amount of unit tests written for it.  They are a great 
> way to provide focus on learning JSRs and other new technologies; 
> while reading dry specs does build character, writing the unit tests 
> will deepen your real understanding of the spec.  Writing good unit 
> tests can be almost as challenging as developing the actual product.


Also looking at the clover test coverage reports gives folks a good 
idea of where the holes are in the testing.

> If you are interested in helping me out w/ the JSR 115 and some other 
> things I'm working on, please contact me at 

Though lets try keep discussions on the mail list where possible.

> I'll help you in getting started and answer the myriad of questions 
> that are sure to follow.


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