Blog of Rob Galanakis (@robgalanakis)

Archive for December, 2011

Run/debug your way to brittle software!

While working on pynocle some time ago, I found myself getting away from TDD and going back to the more traditional “run-debug-fix” pattern.  Write code you think is correct, run it to see if it is, if it isn’t, stick a breakpoint and see what’s wrong, change code, repeat until...

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Validation routines as an intro to unit testing

For the past several weeks I’ve been introducing TDD and a focus on unit testing at work to the TA group.  Well I introduced it months ago but am now just convincing (forcing) people to do it.  This can be an imposing subject for people that have spent their...

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