Elephant in the Room

Podcast on PHP, Software Design, and Testing, by @everzet and @mathiasverraes

Episode #005: Test First, After and Beyond

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Testing is more than TDD. There’s a whole world out there of ideas and testing strategies you can employ to grow the team’s confidence in the code. In this episode, Mathias and Konstantin talk about topics such as:

  • Testing after the code was written
  • Characterisation tests
  • Behavioral, functional and integrations tests
  • When and when not to use code coverage, as well as other metrics such as refactorability
  • How tests help to get a sustainable pace
  • Confidence as the most important metric for test quality
  • The benefits of throwing away tests, sometimes even systematically

Be sure to let us know what you think, and any questions you might have!

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