[french] LE BLOG
Marco Behler's riffs on programming, IT culture and the way software projects are made.
There's a lot of discussion going on in the software community on "testing". (See for example here, here and here). We think there's too many superstitions and assumptions. Very little of this helps in your day-to-day work and leaves you still wondering how you reliably and automatically test, for example, that crazy sql query, your UI or that complex batch job.
Update: As reddit commenter flussence pointed out our numbers here aren't very reliable. So if you want to compare things some may suggest that running
sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
Are you also dreading your slow CI jobs? A build+test cycle of a couple of minutes sounds like a far distant dream. Reality is, after each check-in you can grab a coffee and watch the first half of the Godfather until your test results trickle in from Teamcity or Jenkins.