OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
Re: [xml-dev] Testing XML don't use xUnit

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 5:38 PM, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm completely bemused.
>> So am I :)
>> Yes, the primary purpose of unit tests is to be able to fail. An unit
>> test that always passes is useless.

I think some of the bemusement is because the development community
have (mis)appropriated unit testing  as a development methodology (the
mis is my opinion).

The primary purpose of testing (all levels of testing) is risk
mitigation. In that context it is easy to see why a test that fails
when there is no bug is useless.

It isn't mitigating any risk.

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]

News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1993-2007 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS