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Testing Grails: Squash Bugs and Build Executable Documentation

Oct 17, 2008, 09:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Davis)

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"I'm a huge advocate of test-driven development (TDD). Neal Ford (author of The Productive Programmer) says that "it is professionally irresponsible to write code that isn't tested" (see Resources). Michael Feathers (author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code) defines "legacy code" as any software that doesn't have a corresponding test associated with it - implying that writing code without tests is an antiquated practice. I often say that a project should have two pounds of test code for every one pound of production code."

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