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Miško Hevery on Writing Testable Code

Miško Hevery has written up a nice collection of tips on writing testable code on his blog. Some of the tips are a bit hard to understand and apply, but it sounds like he will be going into many of them in more detail in the weeks to come (or you can use this list as a starting point and search for more details on individual tips).

While I don’t agree that there are no tricks to writing good tests, I whole-heartedly agree that a huge part of testing is making your application code testable. This is one of the biggest reasons that unit testing has a low ROI when you start (but that ROI increases as you learn to write testable code).


Written by Ben

August 7, 2008 at 9:04 am

Posted in Testing

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