Testing Questions

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Tue May 15 11:56:12 BST 2007

On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 12:24:13AM +0100, Johan Lindstr?m wrote:
> At 20:01 2007-05-14, David Cantrell wrote:
> > Yes.  Regression tests make sure that when you change one small corner
> > of your code (eg, the line that connects to PostgreSQL instead of
> > SQLite) nothing else breaks.  Acceptance tests make sure that the users
> > are given what they've asked for.
> Well, all tests are regression tests once you run them the second time, no? 
> They make sure what once worked haven't stopped doing so (i.e. regressed), 
> no matter if they test technical stuff or user requirements.

I was writing in English, not Pedant.

(yay! i've been waiting *days* for the opportunity to say that!)

David Cantrell | Enforcer, South London Linguistic Massive

  I remember when computers were frustrating because they did
  exactly what you told them to.  That seems kinda quaint now.
      -- JD Baldwin, in the Monastery

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