Testing

Perl, Python, and Ruby: Extended test assertions and diagnostics

July 31, 2016

Examining diagnostics and extended assertions

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Perl, Python, and Ruby: The anatomy of a testing assertion

July 24, 2016

How Perl, Python, and Ruby each handle testing assertions

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Comparing the testing ecosystems of Perl, Python, and Ruby

July 24, 2016

A programmer moving between Perl, Python, and Ruby is unlikely to run in to too many conceptual challenges. There’s new syntax to learn, and there are a few wrinkles: someone new to Perl will have to get used to adding strange characters to the beginning of their variable names, someone new to Python is going to wrap their head around the scoping rules, and someone new to Ruby will probably spend some time trying to understand monkey-patching and Eigen-classes, but the similarities vastly outweigh the differences.

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Automatic Generation of Cucumber from Code

December 24, 2011

An approach we took at a client where we automatically generated Cucumber scenarios by empirical analysis of code. Introduces concepts from Design By Contract.

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Test-Driven Development? Give me a break…

September 24, 2011

When I hear someone start advocating Test-Driven Development as the One True Programming Methodology, that’s a red flag. Testing is about giving you the developer useful and quick feedback about if you’re on the right path, and if you’ve broken something, and for warning people who come after you if they’ve broken something. It’s not an arcane methodology that somehow has some magical “making your code better” side-effect…

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