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Motley says: “Agile doesn't change testing - developers can just throw code 'over the wall' to the test team”
Summary Motley: Developers should just throw the completed code "over the wall" to the test team when they are done. There is nothing different with testing in an agile world vs. a waterfall world. Maven: Testing in an agile world is a completely...
12 Apr 2011
Motley says: "More test automation is always better"
Summary Motley: A tester's job is to find bugs, so measure them on the amount of bugs they find. More test automation is always better. Maven: Do not measure testers by the amount of bugs they report. Think of the test team as more a quality assurance team than a quality control team. Too...
19 Aug 2008
Motley says: "I can't write tests before application code - there's nothing to test."
Summary Motley: You can't possibly write tests before code - there's nothing to test. Maven: Writing tests for a method before coding it has all kinds of design advantages. ______________________________ [Context: Motley has been writing unit tests for a week. Maven wants to take...
9 Apr 2007
Motley says: "I am a developer - I don't test. Testing is for the test team."
Summary Motley: Unit testing is the test team's job! I am not paid to write tests. Maven: White box (unit) tests help with code quality and give you confidence to change your code. ______________________________ [Context: During a previous conversation about debugging, Motley stated...
29 Mar 2007
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